Monday, August 13, 2018

Del Viento from Above
By Michael
GLADSTONE, AUSTRALIA

The day before we sailed away from Fiji, we went for an afternoon sail with our friends Ranga, Aruna, Thanuja, Arindi, and Asel. It was overcast and very light air, kind of perfect for a group who'd never been sailing aboard a boat Del Viento's size. Nobody got sick or injured and it was a good time a couple miles off Lautoka. After dropping sail we enjoyed a characteristically fantastic meal prepared by Thanuja. We miss our friends but we look forward to seeing them one day in Sri Lanka, where they're from and headed.

During the sail, Ranga shot video with his Phantom 3 drone. It was pretty cool and the landing aboard and underway was tight, but successful---the drone lives to fly another day. Here is a compilation of what Ranga captured...

10 comments:

  1. Love the drone footage, always stunning!

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  2. Del Viento is looking good. Drones bring an entirely different perspective to sailing. Great video. It was also good seeing the crew, albeit from altitude.

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