2005-11-06 - Don't Get Wet

Another shot from the Bundy Thunder powerboat races this weekend. You can get some idea of the massive engines these boats have ($40,000+ worth). One thing I can't work out is why there's a guy holding an umbrella above the driver. It wasn't raining and I would imagine the drivers get pretty soaked during the race so there's not much point keeping dry. Whatever the reason, I'm happy that the umbrella is in the shot because it adds to the overall interest.

Update: apparently the day after I took this photo, the boat crashed during the final race and almost sank. Fortunately no one was hurt but there was a bit of damage to the boat.