Friday, February 28, 2014

Ready to strike

We are as ready as we will ever be. The beach is full of wild and wonderful craft.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mosquito Arrives

Made it to Fort Desoto. Getting here really is half the battle as they say.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Light Air Practice

We have been tuning and practicing on Mosquito at the Lake Keowee Sailing Club in SC. Here is a video of some light air conditions we had that gave us a chance to test out the code zero.

The boat is ready to race. Florida Bound!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

4 Dudes in a Canoe

A long time ago (ok not sooo long)... I started this blog.

Shortly thereafter 4 guys rented a canoe from NCSU 
turned it into something awesome, and made it across a lake. 

The rest was history.... (takes about 14min to watch them all)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Preparing for Takeoff

Took the newly painted Mosquito down to Lake Keowee, SC to meet up with Jake this past weekend and put the boat together and go sailing.

New graphics on the sail in support of our sponsors this year.

All Graphics thanks to Jake's home business they came out great!

Monday, February 03, 2014

New Sponsor for the 2014 EC

This year Team B & B's racing division is proud to be sponsored by Dimple motor oil Magnets of Charlotte, NC in the 2014 Everglades Challenge. 

Owner Richard Jodoin generously offered to sponsor our team in the 2014 Everglades Challenge this year. His company produces exactly what it sounds like, magnetic oil plugs to collect and remove ferrous particles and extend the life of any engine. They also produce oil filter magnet systems and even a magnet plug for the hydraulic system on the M777, 155 Howitzer!!! Check their website for a video. 

Offered in hundreds of shapes and sizes to fit any engine these drain plug magnets are MADE IN THE USA. Make sure you check out his website to see their innovative products. 


Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Mosquito Rides Again

The trimaran I built in 2012 for the Watertribe UFC is coming out of hiding this year. She has patiently waited in storage at B & B Yacht Designs for the past 2 years.  Here is a recap...

Mosquito at the start (albeit a bit late) of the 2012 UFC

On Picnic Island State Park in Miami

23 Days 5 Hours and 7 min later at Fort Desoto

Other than a brief appearance in Beaufort, NC at the wooden boat show where she was awarded the "Kids Choice Award" (voted on as best boat at the show by the kids) she has sat untouched...until now.

The Mosquito is undergoing a complete overhaul in Wilmington, NC in preparation for her trip to Key Largo in this years Everglades Challenge.

Sailing on the Mosquito with me this year is veteran Tybee 500 sailor and friend Jake Kohl. Jake is an experienced multihull sailor and looking to tackle the overnight adventures offered by the unique Everglades Challenge.