Lightnings Land In Australia!
Watch for more photos and a report from Ian Edwards and Sydney Fleet #519!
Container 4 ready for take off!!!
Yes it´s happened again. Thanks to the great people that make up our Class and the Fleet development program, a fourth container is headed for Chile. This time the logistics of getting the boats together was much simpler than previous versions since the NAs were only an hour and half from the warehouse where we would pack the boats. Again Mark and Cindy Schneider provided their expert help in taking care of the documentation, letting us use their warehouse. And if this wasn´t enough, they also packed the boats into the containers. Thanks to them, the shipping process has become so much simpler. In addition to them, we were very lucky to have Tommy Allen help in packing the boats, and, as always, John Faus played a key role throughout the process.
To everyone´s surprise and because of the enthusiasm generated by container 4 being shipped, the Chilean fleets just put together another container, number 5, with four more boats. Even though this container did not meet all the requirements for getting the $2500 subsidy, it is taking full advantage of the logistical assistance this program has, from finding the boat to getting it shipped.
This program has definitely set a turning point for the Chilean fleets. Four years ago our nationals only had seven boats. This year we expect to have 25+ on the line. Out of these boats, at least twelve have arrived in the last three years, and 60% of the owners are new Class members. In other words, this program has started a snowball effect that keeps on growing and growing.
What are you waiting for? Get some friends together and get your new boats shipped today!!