Monday, August 22, 2011

Checking Out the Blogs

It was a great paddling trip this weekend from Hobucken to Belhaven and around Goose Creek Island. Got a chance to raise my FEKS sail a bit, put in some miles (55 all totaled), and spend some time with some great paddling partners. I’ll check out the pictures and get a trip report out this week.

In the meantime, I noticed Alan (SOS) has updated his blog to show the beginning build of the trimaran he’s designed and building for us in next March’s WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge (UFC). I’m working my way through the Challenges boat classes, as this will be a class 5 entry. I stopped over in Vandemere where Alan works and lives at B&B Yacht Designs on the way home and was very pleased with the hull size and shape. It’s gonna be fast :)

There’s another blog out there that Matt (RedBeard) has started. He and Alan, and 2 other’s, all NC State students at the time, built plywood outrigger sailng canoes (Wa'apas) for the 2007 Everglades Challenge. The original build and racing can be found on SOS blog as archived posts in 2006 through March 2007.
Dan is now getting one of those Wa'apa's  refit for the WaterTribe North Carolina Challenge next month.

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