Upon entering the water, the front fish presented more resistance to the water as the rear plowed forward, so the two components
jackknifed at their universal joint. As they stopped to assess, the crowd presumed a cataclysmic fault and moaned sympathetically.
However, all Garden of Hedon needed was
to straighten out and proceed. (Proceeding proved a bit difficult as shown in the next photo).
They won the Golden Flipper award for their dramatic entry, in part because somehow no team
suffered a worse fate at this year’s water entry.
This photo is rather boring, unless you’re building a sculpture and its paddlewheels happen to be
completely out of the water. Even those lacking professional training in nautical propulsion should readily understand this
sharply reduces effectiveness. Be sure to water-test
your sculpture as it will ride during the race—especially with the weight of who and what you will be carrying—so
you can calibrate your water propulsion not too high, and not too low.