30 May 2011

Veritas CLXIII

Today's Truth:  When celebrating this Memorial Day, please remember what it stands for.

28 May 2011

Veritas CLXII

Today's Truth:  Artemis Racing led here for two days at the third Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™, yesterday Groupe Edmond de Rothschild from France took control.

23 May 2011

Veritas CLXI

Today's Truth:  Use a dryer sheet to get baked-on foods out of pots. Fill a pot with water, add a dryer sheet  and let sit overnight, then wipe clean!

22 May 2011

Veritas CLX

Today's Truth:  Go to optoutprescreen.com to opt out of pre-approved credit card and insurance offers.  Go to catalogchoice.org to opt out of unsolicited catalogs.

21 May 2011

Veritas CLIX

Today's Truth:  Plastic vegetable storage bags with tiny holes are perfect for storing fresh-baked muffins. The muffins stay moist and yet not sticky. 

19 May 2011

Veritas CLVIII

Today's Truth:  My sister became a Grammy for the second time today - congrats to Sean, Tiffany, and Grammy on the birth of Alexander Nicholas.  

Also, wishing a special Lady a special birthday ... hope it's great, Sam!!!  love you tons!

18 May 2011

Veritas CLVII

Today's Green Truth:  Take everything that can be powered by a remote control or that has a  transformer on the power cord and plug them into a power strip, and turn it off when not in use.

16 May 2011

Veritas CLVI

Today's Truth:  Life is as good as you make it.

13 May 2011

Veritas CLV

Today's Truth:  At 18:58:32 We Are Water crossed the finishing line of the Barcelona World Race, opposite the W Hotel in the Catalan capital. Spaniards and also Catalans Jaume Mumbrú and Cali Sanmartí, ninth placed in the rankings, have become the final duo to complete the challenge of the double-handed race around the world. As such, successful Barcelona World Race draws to a close, with nine of the fourteen entries that took the start of the race on the 31st December managing to finish in Barcelona.
We Are Water sailed an average speed of 7,94 knots across the theoretical 25,200 nautical mile course, although the true mileage was 30,282 at an average of 9.54 knots.

Sanmartí and Mumbrú have both completed their first round the world race. Mumbrú, a 45 year-old lawyer, has achieved a dream, following extensive experience in the Mini Class and an entry in the Round Europe regatta on the IMOCA Open 60 Optral in 1999. For 41 year-old industrial engineer Cali Sanmartí, this first Barcelona World Race is the latest in a career of various ocean challenges, including the Sydney-Hobart 2009. The yacht is Bernard Stamm's former Cheminées Poujoulat, a tried and tested Pierre Rolland design, launched in 2000, now with two circumnavigations under her belt.

For this Barcelona World Race, Mumbrú and Sanmartí have taken the We Are Water Foundation message around the world, to raise awareness in society about the consequences of a lack of adequate drinking water and the importance of suitably managing the world's water resources.

11 May 2011

Veritas CLIV

Today's Truth:  WE ARE WATER is less than 75 nautical miles from Barcelona!

Update:  25 to go ... 

10 May 2011

Veritas CLIII

Today's Truth:  WE ARE WATER is less than 300 nautical miles from Barcelona!

07 May 2011

Veritas CLII

Today's Truth:  Local Family Festival today!  off to have FUN!

04 May 2011

Veritas CLI

Today's Truth:  Is We Are Water ever going to make it back to Barcelona?  and why is the BWR website suddenly so silent on their progress?  inquiring minds want to know ...

01 May 2011

Veritas CL

Today's Truth:  Great Chinese State Circus - Swan Lake