Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-06-2008, 23:00   #1
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,847
A Green Olympics

From the New York Times, comes word that the upcoming Summer Olympic Games has something special to offer in the sailing competition:

* * * * *

"To Save Olympic Sailing Races, China Fights Algae

EyePress, via Associated Press

"A barge at Qingdao, site of the Olympic sailing regatta in August, was surrounded by algae last week. The Chinese have begun a huge cleanup effort.


Published: July 1, 2008

"BEIJING With less than six weeks before it plays host to the Olympic sailing regatta, the city of Qingdao, China, has mobilized thousands of people and an armada of small boats to clean up an algal bloom choking the coastline and threatening to impede the competition."

* * * * *

For the rest of the story, go to:


"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2008, 23:48   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ohio
Boat: Now boatless :-(
Posts: 11,525
Images: 4
This is gonna be a fun Olympics... The best result the Chinese can get is "The Olympics Were OK." The worst result is, "The Olympics Were a Disaster and the Chinese are Incompetent."

Lots o' downside risk IMO.

Relax Lah! is SOLD! <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 04:39   #3
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,931
Images: 54
That's a lot of algae! Trouble is, unless they get rid of the nutrients in the water that are fueling the bloom, it'll likely come right back.

Hmmm. I wonder if you can stir fry algae?
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 05:52   #4
Registered User
psteele235's Avatar

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Rowayton, CT
Boat: De Kleer Fraser 30
Posts: 218
THAT's where the monosodium glutimate comes from!
Work is the curse of the boating classes

psteele235 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Petition to keep cats in Olympics sneuman Multihull Sailboats 4 23-11-2007 09:34
Green Gills Gribble General Sailing Forum 6 04-04-2007 14:13
proud and green trevor (Charleston, SC) Meets & Greets 7 20-03-2007 16:18
Green on the through hulls Doghouse Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 29-01-2007 13:54
Winter Olympics Lightfin General Sailing Forum 12 23-02-2006 19:08

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.