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  1. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    He's a tough Russian. At the first checkpoint he regaled us with the story of how he persevered many hardships to marry the woman of his dreams. 
  2. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Amy Linton reported they were becalmed and the tide was against them. Anchoring was the better part of valor. 
  3. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Most paddlers don't ever wear them. Most don't carry them. 
  4. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    There is NO dry suit requirement. (I am one of the inspectors, FWIW) I’ve done it with my Hobie mostly not wearing a dry suit for one challenge and wearing one the entire event for another. The one where I wore it 100% of the time was the more pleasant experience. This year would be a...
  5. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Raceowl just rolled out an update. Now the map shows names!  
  6. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    The green and white kayak is a nice married couple from Ottawa, Ontario. They were camped next to us a couple days before the start where we got to know them a little bit. Glad to hear they are going well. They should be in Chokoloskee tomorrow, which is right on schedule for a good finish. 
  7. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    You should have seen another 4 kayaks by now. And be looking for a pair of Hobie Islands with my friend Albatross in one and my two time teammate Lawless in the other. 
  8. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    That was Godzilla.  Jamie is a very cool and highly enthusiastic guy.  
  9. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    She started at punta gorda. Not really doing the whole thing. 
  10. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    I'm too optimistic on times, looks more like around 100 pm for the first boats. It's a tight race between Gamera/Chainsaw in the Tornado and SemperReady/AlwaysParatus in their Nacra 17. 
  11. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    At CP1. As of 1040 the Tornado of Gamera and Chainsaw are just south of Venice. I expect them in around noon. The east wind is holding up pretty well so far, maybe down a bit though. 
  12. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Winds at the start were a little bit south of east, 14 gusting 16. Most got off with any issues. We left about 8:10 with a few stragglers. And maybe a couple who will DNS. 
  13. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    It sure was gorgeous today. And tomorrow promises to be as nice. I feel for all the kayakers running down the ICW where it’s going to be a powerboat shit show. Be careful guys and gals.    My fervent hope is to see everyone safe and sound the CP1 tomorrow evening. 
  14. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Correction: Spawn has been faster. The completed last year in 1 day 9 hours 7 minutes. That was the fourth fastest time ever and the fastest monohull.  Spawn will keep going when the get to Key Largo this year and sail up the Atlantic coast to Ft. Clinch where they will switch to a paddle...
  15. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Spawn is the monohull record holder.  It's a custom 22' skiff designed by OH Rodgers, built by the owner Jeff Linton. It has (I think) a carbon rig from Melges 20, big water ballast tanks under the hiking racks and an enormous assy.  It holds the two fastest overall times for monohulls in...
  16. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    3 hours ago, Bump-n-Grind said: Spawn is the descendant of Frankenscot a slightly modified Flying Squat Video I shot on the first day of the 2018 Everglades challenge of Spawn coming into Stump Pass just before the first checkpoint. 
  17. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    I talked to a lot of people and read a bunch of accounts before my first attempt and studied the charts and satellite imagery to get a feel for how to approach the course.    The shallows and channels in Florida Bay are pretty easily visible on Google Earth satellite imagery. I plotted courses...
  18. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    This is worse. But we finished…..
  19. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    Yup. That was the boat. See you in a few weeks. 
  20. MisterMoon

    Everglades Challenge 2022

    I joined my friend Doug on his new B&B trimaran https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/sailboats/minitrimaran/ yesterday for some testing and shakedown prior to his running it in the EC.  Here's a short video. 
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