Monday, November 19, 2012

Red October at Tradewinds

We saw some good racing at Tradewinds this weekend, and I'll get back to that in a bit. This post here is about a giant submarine that surfaced - right at the starting line - minutes before the sunday heats. It was only visible for seconds before it disappeared into the depths of the virtual oceans:
Red October (?) south of Tradewinds
Before it vanished, I managed to take this one picture. Not entirely sure what it is, but the sheer size of it made me think: Red October. I googled for that, and I think it could be right. Look at the size of that thing. It is huge. The little boat in the center is a Flying Fizz. There is a shadow behind the stern, which is one of those big coastguard boats with helipads.

More shots of subs here...


  1. Noodle: I thought (perhaps mistakenly) that the Blake Sea is rather shallow. At least that's the impression I got from your adventures in Nautilus. How then could this behemoth operate in these waters?

    1. Good question! I have no idea, except the waters due south of Tradewinds are probably deeper than most of the Blake Sea; The Blake is further south.


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