Thursday, 7 May 2009

VOR: PUMA Ocean Racing - Burrito de Mayo

by Bridgid Murphy

Cinco de Mayo is a day where the Mexican people celebrate their victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This day is a regional holiday in the state of Puebla, and has some recognition in other Mexican regions. And in Boston, it’s just another excuse to have a great party- think St. Patrick’s Day but with sombreros.

Last night the PUMA Ocean Racing team, along with Volvo, Ericsson and Green Dragon, competed in the PUMA Burrito de Mayo contest at Fan Pier. Basically, each team has to speed eat burritos, one giant burrito per player. The PUMA boys who participated were: Nick Dana, Shannon Falcone, Chris Hill and Richard ‘Scoob’ Kiff. Our boys were beat out by the Volvo Team, but it was a good effort put in by all. It’s a safe bet they won’t be eating anymore burritos anytime soon.

See PUMA Ocean Racing for photos!

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