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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.