The test of the high def video server has gone well, so we now have high def versions of more of the FPB 83 Wind Horse available online.
These videos include:
- Greenland: one of the great cruising destinations on the planet. From ice choked Disco Bay in the northwest to the spectacular Prince Christian Channel complex in the south, you will be enthralled by what you see. Click here for the Greenland video.
- The North Atlantic summer weather in 2008 was horrendous, with the British Isles and Western Europe getting hammered by a succession of intense storms. This video captures Wind Horse’s passage between Greenland and Ireland, as she hurries across the “Pond” between major storms. Click here to join Wind Horse between Greenland and Ireland.
- California to Panama, 12 days of idyllic seagoing routine. Part one is here. Part two is here.
- Transit the Panama Canal, head upwind through the Windward Passage, and then cruise the Bahama Islands by clicking here.
- Shortly after starting construction of the FPB Series prototype, WInd Horse, we put together a video to explain the historic database behind the FPB concept. This video, in two parts, makes for an interesting comparison between theory, presented here, and reality, which you have seen and read about elsewhere. Click here for part one.
- Part two of the FPB design cycle video is here.
- For the first long passage with Wind Horse, New Zealand to Fiji, we waited for a strong gale with significant post frontal winds, that would cause large, irregular seas. This was a final test in our sea trials and we got our wish! This video will show you the FPB 83 in seas to 30 feet / 9 meters from the beam, stern quarter, and astern. The video starts in a blow, and ends up surfing towards Fiji in the trades. Click here for a bit of seagoing excitement.
These links will take you t o the high def versions of the videos. However, if you want something smaller, you can chose different sizes on the bar across the top of the screen. “Web” is best for slow connections. “Hi Def” is for faster connections.