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Really enjoy the show. After submarines and hovercraft, I'm starting to believe these crews can do anything. So how about ultralight aircraft? If that seems too dangerous, how about a sailboat relay race? If you've ever seen a novice trying out their new toy on the water, you know just how hilarious that show could be. Even beter, a catamaran race where the entire crew must sail a triangular course, (downwind run, upwind beat, across the wind reach)

-- John Stewart (Catskipper@aol.com), February 20, 2001


One of the previous Brit series had the teams build "flying" devices that one team member "flew". One was a hang-glider affair, while the other was a bodged up fixed wing. The teams had the option of using a whinch to help get airborne. It was quite amusing to watch - I guessing here but I think the longest flight was about 12 secs.

Also in a previous challenge, the teams built land yaughts (sp?) that raced a course that saw them having to catch the wind from all sides. All four team members were required to ride.


-- Rick (rml_2@hotmail.com), February 20, 2001.

the flying devises were fun to watch. i'm sure seeing a team of amatures trying to sail a makeshift sail boat would be just as fun. however the roar of a loud worn out engine would be greatly missed.

-- casey (finishrad@aol.com), February 21, 2001.

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