Friday, May 19, 2006

the Orange II (more ships)

Funny things happen when you look out your window.... I just spotted the massive Orange II on the Hudson River. It's a G-class maxi catamaran, for the those of you who are scoring at home or even if you're by yourself.

According to the local news it is just starting on its attempt to break the North Atlantic sail boat crossing record, which currently stands at 4 days, 17 hours, 28 minutes, & 6 seconds. The Orange II missed out on the mark by 32 minutes in 2004.

Based on the fact that the crew was more than happy enough to wave back at me and take pictures, I'm gonna bet that they'd be lucky to cross the Atlantic in anything less than a week.

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