The Pacific in Kiteboat - 2011
Anne Quéméré offers herself the Pacific
Sails Magazine - May 31 2011
Departed March 3 from Lima, Peru, Anne Quéméré is off to a good start make a successful Transpacific to from Tahiti on his new kiteboat. Despite transmission damage helm, its habitable prototype of 6 meters moved by a traction wing progressing well, with a record of 86 miles on April 30, then 50 to 60 miles a day in early May.
After the unstable winds and cross swell encountered in the first third of the course, it benefits now with a well-established trade wind of 18-20 knots and approaches the last quarter of this 4,200 mile road in the best conditions.
So much the better because it will not be the most easy, the Quimperoise will have to negotiate the crossing of the Tuamotu archipelago and its low atolls on the water. Cherry on the cake, she will have to do it the old fashioned way, without any help exterior, unless his father fails to reach her by sailboat around the archipelago - on time where we write these lines, he is about to leave Tahiti. Anne is in fact deprived of any means of satellite communication since the end of the month of March, and his team must just follow your progress thanks to its Argos beacon. On May 6, she has when even been able to speak via VHF with a merchant ship diverted by the MRCC (Maritime Rescue Coordination Center) Papeete, confirming that his morale was high. As a matter of fact, no one doubted it when they saw the reassuring route traced on the map.
Anne Quéméré is in the process of achieving a very fine transpacific despite its damage... In the image feats of the past!