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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Cool Boat Names For Open Water Swims
Boats - diesel-powered or electric - are the lifeblood of the open water swimming world. Whether a mass participation swim in a lake or a solo attempt across a channel, boats offer safety, communications, and escorts to the swimmer, crews, officials and the race organizers.
Official boats, escort boats, safety boats - both large and small - serve to act as feeding stations, a means for rescues, and navigational umbilical cords for swimmers out in open bodies of water.
Pilots, navigators, mariners, crew, officials, volunteers, announcers, physicians and reporters spend their time on boats throughout open water swimming competitions, marathon relays and channel swims. Without boats, events could not be organized and marathon swims could not be attempted.
So it is always enjoyable for us to observe the interesting names that boat owners call their boats. Here are some of our favorites:
A Wave From It All
A Yacht of Fun
Cirrhosis of the River
Dances With Waves
Dawns Early Light
Fah Get A Boat It
Happy Berth Day
Irish Luna Sea
Jamaican Me Crazy Too
Knot Big Enuff
Knot Paid IV
Knot So Fast
Knot Too Shabby
Lets Get Naughty-Cal
License To Chill
Mi Barco Su Barco
Naut Fast Enuff
Sail Bad The Sinner
Sea Vu Play
Wake My Day
Whats Up Dock?
Your Place Oar Mine
Photo shows Greg Elliot of the Bottom Scratcher in the Catalina Channel.
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