With such a tight window, the team at Nelson Marine Services went above and beyond to get the job done. No job was too big, no problem too daunting, and with the right amount of skills, equipment and Kiwi ingenuity, they were an integral part of the Project Zero mission. Their cheerful faces were at the dock as the Nanook X limped into Nelson to welcome the crew and get stuck into repairing the boat after such a brutal beating across the Tasman.
It was a beating that Geoff and his crew were ultimately grateful for as it highlighted all areas of the boat and equipment that required attention, as well as proving just how tight-knit the crew was, banding together in times of real adversity and showcasing their strengths and abilities to work as a team.
The awesome foursome have since left Nelson and have started the onward journey of traversing the vast 4575 nautical miles of the Southern Pacific Ocean to Patagonia. This immense stretch of ocean will no doubt push the Nanook-X and the crew to their limits through more storms, high seas and winds as they navigate the uncertainty and unpredictability of 30 days in the deep blue, a feat that only a few brave have dared to achieve.