I’m back in the race!

I was waiting for news from the Wooden Boat Foundation about a new crew assignment for the Classic Mariner’s Race.  Ward Fay emailed me and said that Aura is not going to be hauled out right now so he is back in the race.  As it stands right now I once again expect to spend two days racing on board Aura.  I think I can live with that.

In Other news:  Plastiki, the boat made of recycled plastic soda bottles, has been traveling for 70 days.  The boat has covered 5,483 miles.  That puts her south east of Tuvalu.  At the time I’m writing this the Plastiki website indicates that the boat is making about a half a knot.  Must have lost their wind.  They seem to be in good spirits judging by the videos.

The Port Angeles Boat Haven is auctioning off several boats that were seized for nonpayment of moorage.  Seems to be a lot of that going on in this economy.  I wish I had the spare cash to go try and snag a cheap boat.  I will try to do a dockwalk and put together a little story about the boats or their owners situation.  Could be interesting.  And it’s a good reason to go hang out by the water.

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