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Old 08-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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I'm going on an international diesel hybrid race (OK... tall ship race)

I'm leaving on a several week adventure to take part in a diesel hybrid competition... where we'll be disqualified if we use the diesel propulsion during the race event itself...



This is the schooner Mist of Avalon - 100 tons, 100 feet tall, 100 feet long. I've crewed on it a bunch of times (that's me sitting in the middle of the bow sprit):

The Schooner Mist of Avalon

Tall ships from 3 countries - Canada, the US, and Bermuda - will be racing around the Canadian island province of Prince Edward Island for a healthy purse:

MBS Radio Tall Ships “Race Around the Island” Ahoy Mates

On Monday morning, we're departing from the heart of the 1000 Islands - Ivy Lea, Ontario - down the Saint Lawrence River toward the race course about 780 nautical miles (1,450 km / 900 mi) away in PEI.

I hope to be able to post updates as we go.


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