Sunday, August 07, 2011

Plans Change

Tropical storm Emily may have stayed away, but the summer cold I started last week just continued to get worse. We ended up having to reschedule our trip this weekend, which I spent in bed rather than on the water.

But Alan's kept me feeling better with occasional phone texts about his progress as he started to build our “super secret - super fast trimaran”, the boat he has designed for the 2012 WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge. This picture is a paper model of the main hull.

Alan (aka SOS) and I have entered the race as a mother and son team. He’s the expert sailor, I’ll bring my experiences by having finished this event in 2006 and as a paddler since although this is meant for sailing, we’ll be paddling at least 300 miles of the 1200 during the St Mary and Suwannee river sections, and likely more depending on weather and winds.

The video below is Alan and his then college roomates as Team RAF, launching during the 2007 WaterTribe Everglades Challenge in thier home built, but not so secret and not as fast (as this new trimaran will be) Wa'apa trimarans.

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