Saturday, May 15, 2010

Three British men on a bouncy castle cross Italian lake

A dream trip for a trio of young men was paddling across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle.

The three, paddled and sometimes just let the following wind carry them on the 8km (five-mile) trip.

And if the Londoners hadn’t already turned enough heads in their tailor-made red and yellow castle, they managed to gatecrash an international sailing regatta during their attempt.

Trainee solicitor Jack Watkins, 25, and engineers Chris Hayes, 24, and Dave Sibley, 25, all from Clapham, south London, are now the first ‘sailors’ to cross the lake on such a vessel.

Great Britain has such a great tradition as a seafaring nation and we really feel we have played no role at all in adding to this,’ admitted intrepid waterman Mr Hayes. ‘That said, it was possibly the most fun we have ever had and we really never believed this most frivolous of dreams would ever be realised,’ he added.

Their bizarre journey was made possible as part of carmaker Honda’s Live Every Litre project. The manufacturer has given people a chance to live their dream trips.

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