Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Around Alone in Ten Foot Sailboats.
YAY! Edward at the EVK4 SuperBlog left the following comment - it was on his blog I'd seen the post about the solo circumnavigation race in 10 foot boats (like the one shown here, Nemesis).
"aroundinten.com .... one of the competitors is the guy who was going to try to circumnavigate in an 8 foot boat that leaked. This one should be good."
I suppose that after a leaky 8 footer, a watertight 10 footer would feel downright roomy!
Just for frames of reference - my kayak is 16 feet. A Sunfish is 13 feet 9 inches.
That's pretty wild.
Should definitely be good. There are already 4 serious competitors signed up. The race itself isn't until 2009. That's good, because these racers are all apparently designing & building their own boats. Watching the building, training and other preparations will be interesting in and of itself.
Talk about pushing limits.