The sails on the Puma boat, lovingly named Mar Mostro, meaning sea monster. Climbed aboard today for a rather low tempered but fun race against 2 well designed boats and one boat that looked like a craft project. I hate when people fall short on design. Anyway, I digress, more on this to come. So far this trip with Puma has been exactly as planned—we’ve learned so much about Brazilian culture (especially food, well, maybe especially for me only) and the people of Sao Paulo and Itajai.
We just landed in Navengantes and are getting closer and closer to the Volvo Ocean classic in Itejai. Meanwhile, we visited the Puma store before we left and I was reunited with my long-lost favorite sneakers from my youth. The Puma Suedes in blue, my feet are home.
We left Sao Paulo yesterday and are near Itejai for the race. We’re staying in Balneário Camboriú for the remainder of the trip. Here’s a quick shot of the beach from earlier this morning. Plenty more to come, wish us luck in the ProAm race. Go team Puma.
To keep with my usual style of posting, I’ll be taking a look at Brazilian literature, folklore and mythology which has proved to be pretty interesting. On top of that, I’ll be taking mad photos and covering their team in a big race of the boats because I just spent all my money on a camera. That said, I’ll be sharing as much of the culture as I can soak up while I’m down there.
The Puma team has their own tumblr you can follow over at: http://pumasailing.tumblr.com/
Unrelated: Coachella sucks.