The final tasks
The rigging of the ship is approaching its completion. It is no more than some reeving of running rigging and small rope work to get the clipper on the move again by using the wind.
The inspection of the rigging took place today which did not lead to any tremendous problems. Most of the comments were related to the last chores that were on our work list anyway so we can assume safe journeys under sail.
The inspection was carried out by a surveyor of a recognized qualification bureau. In 2013 the assessment of ship's officers is no longer sufficient and a certificate is necessary. The rig professor and myself, no strangers from one another, spent a large part of the day in some sort of bucket on a hook hanging from a crane to find imperfections in the rigging. During one of the flights hovering over all of the spars, pen and paper made way for a photo camera.
Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam