Kite Kid Fin FUN!

TotalBoat buddy and super sailor/ kiter/ father extraordinaire, Brock Callen knows the ocean. He is an Ambassador for 11th Hour Racing whose mission is “to positively influence the sailing industry and promote marine stewardship by connecting with inspiring leaders in sailing. Ambassadors are top-athletes, forward-thinking stewards of the environment, and passionate about the health of our oceans. They serve as on the ground resources that listen, learn, share knowledge, and offer their expertise to inspire the next generation of sailors.”

Brock lives on Martha’s Vineyard where he spends much of his time with his family and on the water.He has his own blog which focuses on his ocean antics like traveling to sail or kite in warmer climes in the cold winters and finding fast and furious boats or boards to use for setting records (he kited from MV to Block Island last fall – and from Antigua to St. Maarten this winter) or just for going as fast as possible. The kite missions were to benefit Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, another one of Brock’s marine partners in the fight to clean up our oceans.

We caught up with Brock when he was sniffing around for some more TotalBoat Thixo. Brock is a huge fan of Thixo and travels with some in his travel kit for use wherever he goes, as it has so many useful applications on or near the water. I asked Brock what and where in the world he was up to. Here’s his reply:

BC: I am in Qingdao China for the Extreme Sailing Series.  (http://www.extremesailingseries.com) Then next week I travel right from China to St. Thomas to put the TP52 on a ship to come back north to Newport. Hopefully I will make it back to Newport in time for the Volvo Ocean Race and to participate with 11th Hour Racing in the Interactive Education Zone. (http://11thhourracing.org/all-projects/volvo-ocean-race-newport-stopover-educational-program) Of course between all of this I will need to spend some time at home and also rigging the Swan 601 for the season and of course testing some Hydrofoils with Delta Hydrofoils. So there you have it – that’s my life this time of year. It requires plenty of espresso but I am really thankful for the life I get to live. It’s a huge amount of fun.

Sounds pretty fun to us! Thanks to Brock for his time and when we lure him into the TotalBoat Shop we will post pics of his cool projects that we hope he brings along. Or at least check out some foiling kites… and maybe go for a tandem ride with him!

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