“Yup, we’re gonna go and drown.”
Contrary to one of the competitors prediction of his performance on the seas, there were no drownings, but plenty of sinkings. Including the Titanic, again. Had it been named the Tintanic, that tub may well have become the Olympic class passenger vessel it was destined to be.
Taking place in the Middle Harbour in Castletown on the Isle of Man on Saturday, about 130 helmsmen and women attempted to paddle the course of approx 260 meters from one end of the harbour and back. Strict rules govern bath tub construction, but basically they should be of standard manufacture, metal, not exceed 5 feet in length or 16 inches high, with an outrigger and buoyancy floats attached. Tubs can then be pimped up to personalise with a nice new spray job and some themed additions.
What ever next, skip racing?!
Massive thanks to Widget, Genene, and all the staff at the The Glue Pot (The Castle Arms) on the harbour. You rock.