O has a great plan for the boat he wanted to make. It had people and a flag! But he was feeling unsure about the hot glue guns because he’s burnt his finger using them this year. But the excitement of building our own boats and then seeing if they would float was too tempting and he had to participate. Ms. Massey helped him with his first boat, using the hot glue gun for him with him telling me where he wanted the pieces to go. But later in the afternoon we finally received the cool hot glue guns and found out the glue isn’t hot when it comes out, and Oliver was so much more comfortable that he built his own boat the second time with no help!! So exciting to watch him feel confident again building his own creations! Way to go O! #kinders#kindergarten#kinderengineers#waytogoO#boats#floatingandsinking#experimenting@lakevista
A Trial of Passion.
A test of endurance, boat handling and seamanship, coupled with spectacular racing conditions and stunning scenery.
Racing 600 miles non-stop around 11 tropical islands is a challenge, especially for the largely corinthian teams racing in IRC Two and IRC Three. Winning class or making the podium is worthy of a huge celebration.
In 2019, IRC Two was won by Scarlet Oyster, the sixth class win for the British Oyster 48 and the seventh for skipper Ross Applebey who has been racing in the Caribbean since 2002. Scarlet Oyster has won class more times than any other boat in the history of the race. Applebey takes the lid off the RORC Caribbean 600.
“Whilst it is unusual to have over 30 knots in this race, you can expect 20 knots or more most of the time; it’s relentless - you are at full power,” says Applebey. “Leaving your foul weather gear behind would be a big mistake. You will get wet, cold, and be ineffective as a crew member. Rehydration and heat stroke are also big issues. If you have any weaknesses in the sails, they need to be properly addressed before the start or you will spend a lot of time nursing the boat around the course rather than racing at full speed."
"The first big gybe is on the first day at Barbuda, it’s a big sharp turn, damaging the mainsail there can mean that you don’t finish the race. The RORC Caribbean 600 is tough but also wonderful and for Scarlet Oyster, it is important that the crew don’t get harmed by the experience! Safety is our biggest priority and we want people to enjoy a fantastic race.”
Several teams have elected to add the challenge by racing Two Handed, including Richard Palmer’s British JPK 10.10 Jangada, overall winner of the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race. Dutch brothers Johannes and Jankorf Gerssen return with Ohlson 35 Cabbyl Vane after retiring from last year’s race, and Jeremi Jablonski will be back competing on his American Hanse 430 with Marek Mirota.
Read more via the link in our bio 🔗👉🏼 #Caribbean600
📸 RORC / Tim Wright
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0 67 hours ago
A smoggy sunset over Belcher Bay from Victoria Peak.
I like boats and seeing bays filled with boats is a rare sight that intrigues me. I guess growing up in the countryside does that to you. It also makes you used to fresh air. The second time I visited Hong Kong (first time I just passed through really) I camped out for days on Lantau island and on the third day got an upper respiratory infection...😑 I still greatly enjoyed my time there and hope the people of Hong Kong can stay safe and that the violence ends.
1 3421 January, 2020
Qatari boats (dhows) at low tide.
This was taken in a small village in northern Qatar shortly after I saw the sun rise over the Persian Gulf. Easily one of the best sunrise experiences of my life and almost my last as my friend fell asleep at the wheel driving back through the desert and I noticed just in time before we went off an embankment. 😲😬 That day went on to be one of the best of my life, despite the near miss. #travel
Anybody else have a near miss on one of their best travel days?