Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cha cha cha changes....

Team RAF – Those naughty aerospace engineers
It would appear the boys and their toys have shaken up the Everglades Challenge a bit with the ability to catamaran up or paddle/sail their boats as singles. Waiting on this weekends posts for some pictures of their Wa'apa canoes sail. See the controversy here

Chief is doing a great job in proposing a rules change vs. just changing the rules with out some discussion from the tribe. It will make for an interesting discussion. A great move on Chief’s part. I would assume it would be handled as two Sea Winds catamaraning up. But we’ll see .

Matt has fleas
Matt Layden the "Wizard" of Watertribe has shaken things up a bit too. Known for his very efficient "simple" "comfortable" designs, has pulled Enigma a 12’ ft Sharpie from the Everglades Challenge and he is at this very moment sailing to the start in an 8’ decked pram he is calling the Sand Flea.

Picture of Matt's Rob Roy Sailing Canoe of a few years back

Picture of Matt sailing away in Enigma

Hunkering down
High winds – lot of snow – blizzard type conditions. Need I say more It's Wisconsin… probably a good thing as I would have paddled today on the Bark river, and there is definitely something wrong with my shoulder and neck.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. -John Ruskin

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