Spirit of the Vikings upheld in cardboard boat

Baron Dahrien Cordell reports that a group of friends from the Barony of Three Rivers in Calontir plan to build an entry for the Wings of Hope charity cardboard boat race. Their entry: a Viking longship, of course! (photos)

The race takes place July 30, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The cardboard and paper Viking entry will be 22 feet long and will hold 8-10 people. His Excellency's website chronicles the work in progress and links to the charity's site.

Wings of Hope is a Nobel Prize nominee which provides, among other things, desperately-needed medical transportation for sick children. Sponsorship information for both the charity and the race is available on Baron Dahrien's website.