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.
Today at Point Reyes, we were witness to a most extraordinary event. We had gone to see the Elephant Seals. Then by the side of the road a wolf which was stalking a herd of deer had the tables turned. The deer attacked the wolf; chasing it away from the herd. The standoff lasted a while; long enough for me to take these photographs.
We often think of deer like bambi. Here was proof that it is not the case.
Thomas Coville sets a new record around the world, breaking the old record by an astounding 8 days 10 hours.
In achieving this the routers should not be forgotten.
THE SALTON SEA is reputedly 230 feet below sea level. Death valley is 279 feet below sea level. It is a curious place that shares some quirks with Mono lake. It was created in 1907 when the Colorado river overflowed; and dying a slow death ever since. Still a resting place for many migrating birds.