One Small Step

23 July 2020 Gianluca Casagrande

21.00 UTC – NANUQ Departed for a short test trip today, leaving her quay in Florvar and completing a 25 nautical miles navigation in order to verify that all systems and equipment are ready for the expedition. Meteorological conditions were good and warm, allowing the crew to comfortably wear relatively light garments in what Skipper Gallinelli described as “summer conditions on departure”. After this first “small step” in the expedition, NANUQ moored in a safe area for last preparation procedures and to allow the boat’s crew a full night of rest before commencing the crossing to Iceland.