If Kenny Read is the frontman of this rock band, Kimo Worthington
is the Keith Richards, the glue that holds the group together.
On this sail-testing day, Kimo
is not on the boat because he
broke a bone in his
right foot, which is in a cast.
Did this injury take place during a record-breaking crossing?
careening through speed barriers?
Well, sort of.
The incident involved a party aboard the 295-foot yacht Athena.
Commander Kimo was enjoying the festivities when he attempted to surf down an inflatable slide while standing upon an inflatable mattress shaped like an alligator.
velocity at approximately 30 knots at the time of his
Read, who knows a thing or two about boat speed, was unable to confirm or deny Kimo's velocity, as he
was laughing so hard he
had tears in his
Despite the fact that Kimo
has endured pain, emotional distress and the endless taunting of fellow crewmembers, he
has not filed a lawsuit against the maker of the inflata-gator.
With a broad grin, he
said, "I have only my own stupidity to blame."
is excited about Comanche because "people follow the boat.
Kenny Read has called Comanche a "horse for a course" and Kimo
believes that 20 knots of breeze is just right for her.