Launch Date Announcement, Reed Raft Ready to Sail!!

Launch Date Announcement, Reed Raft Ready to Sail!!

After three years of construction using 2.5 million fresh water totora reeds from Bolivia/Peru, 25 miles of sisal rope from Brazil, hundreds of wooden planks from the south of Chile, mast poles from Bolivia, thousands of wooden dowels and 500 square meters of cotton sail cloth from Peru my vision for last 16 years is now complete. An act of sheer will has brought this project representing the great Andean and coastal South American Cultures to fruition. I thank all our sponsors, the 100’s of people that put their hearts and souls into this massive project, the animals that have protected us and kept us company, and the kind words from near and far that have kept us going.
It´s time for the Viracocha III to meet her destiny and touch the great Pacific for the first time which will start a journey of a lifetime of 10,000 nautical miles. We must wait for the best Pacific crossing weather so we are launching the vessel on Sunday, February 10, 2019 in order to avoid any potential cyclones. We will launch the raft right in front of our Viracocha house/construction camp at Chinchorro Beach where so many more of these creations must have been launched. Please join us for this magical moment if you can in just 41 days!

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