Our annual Kardboard Kayak Races are always fun for the builders, paddlers and spectators. Watch a video of this year’s event.
Dish: Grilled Umami Tri-Tip Tacos with Pickled Beets, Queso Fresco, and Cilantro Horseradish Crème; Black IPA–Braised Red Cabbage; Farro with Grilled Meyer Lemon Slices; and Shishito Peppers topped with Toasted Pepitas.
A curator and director of education at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Emily Falke has done well in our previous grilling and cocktail contests, but this is her first win. She went with a traditional Santa Barbara County cut, the tri-tip, but looked to the Pacific Rim for inspiration and marinated the meat for a couple of days in a salty-sweet “umami” sauce. But the key to her dish is everything else that goes on the taco: the house-pickled beets, the smooth yet slightly spicy horseradish-cilantro aioli, and the farro with grilled Meyer lemon. Chase it all down with a shishito pepper, and it’s a full plate indeed.
Judges Say: “An interesting play of Asian with grill flavors. Good fusion.”
The Daily Schedule now includes the new West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands. We are also selling the DVD in the Museum Store. Surf Saturday film schedule has stayed the same.
Our Kardboard Kayak Race is where teams participate in a battle of wits, design, and courage! Teams of up to 4 will receive 2 sheets of cardboard, 1 roll of tape, a marker, a utility knife, a yardstick, and one hour to construct a functioning kayak. Then they will be ready to race other teams in their heat, finding out whose design can hold up to the pressure of paddling out to a buoy and back. The Kardboard Kayak Races are divided into separate heats, with prizes awarded to participants in the Family Fun heat (geared toward family groups with younger kayak paddlers) and the Paddling Pros heat (geared toward adult and/or “skilled” competitors). Speed and construction design will be the true test!
Where: On West Beach near Sea Landing (where Condor Express docks)
What: Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge ― Build it & Race it
When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Registration, 12:00pm • Building and Racing, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Cost: $30 (SBMM members), $40 (non-members)
To Register: Go to www.sbmm.org or call (805) 456-8747
(Number of teams is limited, so to guarantee entry, please register early)
As part of Semana Nautica, SBMM hosts the annual Kardboard Kayak Races.
Sponsored by Condor Express
Supported by Sambo’s Restaurant
Additional Support by SB County Parent Click, SB Family Life, Channel Islands Outfitters, SB Sailing Center and Sushi Go Go
Born in London, England Leslie Leaney is the Executive Director of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. In 1992 he co-founded the Historical Diving Society of America and is the Publisher and Executive Editor of The Journal of Diving History, a Santa Barbara based quarterly journal that mails to over 30 countries. Leaney has worked as an historical consultant for National Geographic, the BBC, the US Navy, the History Channel and others, and his research as been translated and published internationally. He is the recipient of numerous diving industry awards and is a Founding Trustee of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Islands will be showing on KCET Cox HD 1008 in SB
Monday, May 23 at 7:00 pm
Monday, May 30 at 7:00 pm
With repeats the following Saturdays at 7:00 pm
DVD’s of the entire 3-hour film available now at the SBMM Museum Store
First Place couple on the Amazing Race in Santa Barbara Harbor
The latest cruise ship to hit our shore was greeted by a Gray May Morning, but it looks like the sun will be kind and shine soon.
SBMM ED Greg Gorga with Doug and Kathleen Williams of the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers before his presentation to that group on how SBMM brought the Point Conception Lighthouse to SB.
SBMM Executive Director Greg Gorga receiving the President’s gavel from outgoing Council of American Maritime Museum’s President Dave Pearson.