I have had the privilege of meeting two code talkers. One some years ago in Chinlie, AZ. and today in Albuquerque, NM. I had read that the last died two years ago: however there may have been some that just never spoke about their time during the war.
IDEC completed the route around the world in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds; besting the previous record by 4 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds.
The rain of the winter season replenishes the earth in sonoma. Flooding and mudslides are a new normal as development contests with nature. Spring is not far away here.
Here is the video of the canoe with the go pro mounted running the creek after the rain.
Winter in Sonoma is a time of heavy rain; especially this year. With my son and grandson we have made and modified several shapes of boat to send down the swollen creek with a go pro mounted.
The experiments have led to changes in shape and stability.
Video of the event will follow.
The changes in sailing had been on the horizon for a while. The turning point we can all point to was the last America’s Cup with foiling catamarans.In the Vendee Globe, the boats which have foils are clearly faster.
I believe I read that Joyon cut the jig down on Idec for this attempt; making it an easier boat to handle. Just look at the numbers he is putting up.