VK0EK – March 6 – April 20, 2016

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Heard Island Expedition Organizer/Leader Bob Schmieder and Braveheart Owner/Skipper Nigel Jolly

June 5, 2015. Nigel Jolly, owner/operator of the R.V. Braveheart, arrived in San Francisco yesterday to meet with the Heard Island team and supporters. His visit confirms the earlier signing of the contract for the expedition, now scheduled to depart Cape Town Mar. 8, 2016. For several hours, Bob and Nigel worked through the details of the operation, including sailing schedules, landing and setup at Heard Island, operations during the 3-week stay at the island, and the conclusion of the voyage in Fremantle, Western Australia. It is clear that there are no impediments to the project–planning will proceed as expected.

On Saturday evening we had a party/meeting (see above), and on Sunday the radio team had its regular bimonthly Skype planning meeting. Nigel was able to participate in the conference, so the non-local team had the opportunity to talk directly with him.

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