Tropical Paradise is the name of this 2-pilot entry from the Catholic Community School, well-decorated with
shark pontoons, a tropical hut, and a giant toucan up top. As shown here, everything was just fine on the water until it
caught up with Subdude that was blocking the way with repairs.
Tropical Paradise seemed to be doing fine waiting for perhaps ten minutes. Flash Mob (described below) came up behind and joined
the queue. Then all of a sudden...
Tropical Paradise rocked and suddenly capsized. No one was hurt, but the Toucan was knocked off its mounting when it collided with the pier.
As you can see in the lower right photo as they ride back through the Inner Harbor toward the finish line, they
perservered regardless, with the trusty Toucan resting its beak on the hut. There was no doubt they
were due the Golden Flipper award.
All this happened at the same time as the ramp pothole repair described next.