Michael Storer’s shoestring tour of the USA

The PDRacer community and Duckworks have grouped together to collect small amounts of money to put together to bring me to the USA to go to various “messabouts” (messing around in boat weekends) as well as the Intergalactic Championships of the PDRacers in Georgia in October.

Duckworks is collecting and managing the contributions.

The PDR communitiy will host me at different houses and organise lifts between different places as much as possible – a real shoestring tour.

My aim it to pay back people’s generosity by doing anything that they want me to (within reason!!!). So talks, discussions, Q and A, boat setup clinics, sailing lessons, boatbuilding workshops. All is fair game!

My itinerary is looking something like this…

Arrive LAX around the 15th unless I can find a cheap way to stay in LA to catch a couple of museums/galleries.

Train or Bus to Oregon

Sept 18 to 20 Coots Messabout Timothy lake – Oregon

Plane to Salt Lake City – $90

Hosted by Chuck and Sandra from Duckworks (my USA Agents) through to From Utah to Texas

Sept 24? to Oct 5? Jim Thayer’s Kokopelli cruise – Lake Powell, Utah

South East by Road to Texas with Chuck and Sandra.

TEXAS! (maybe side trip to Florida to see cousins and Paul Riccelli PAR and others – funded by Storer)

Hopefully get a lift from Texas to Georgia with one of the Duckers – John Wright has offered.

9 to 11 October – Georgia PDR 2009 World Championship
The location is the Victoria Campground on Allatoona Lake near Atlanta, GA.
Here is a link to details about the campground: http://tinyurl.com/m4meuo

17 to 18 October Texas Messabout.

NE (Maine, NY etc – need to check with contacts – don’t have any messabouts or events set up yet).

About boatmik
On the "round Australia trip" I found myself employed by a tiny business in Adelaide - Duck Flat Wooden Boats in Adelaide.It was an eye opener - It became clear that one could build a boat for a fraction of the cost of current racing boats.My ideas hinged around high performance, easy building, fun to sail and reasonably cheapToday Storer Boats are built in all countries and we have active groups on Facebook for the following groupsGoat Island Skiff Open Goose Storer Boat plans Really Simple Sails