Captain Zebra of the sailing vessel "Noah's Ark"... and its proud creator and helmsman:
Thank you, really. Your applause is very generous.
Note: This is at least the fifth such boat race I have entered, and my first victory. Actually, it's the first time my boat wasn't eaten by the rapids. In all previous races I was beaten by a six-year-old who used an entire roll of Scotch tape to "waterproof" his craft.