The Race - and Awards Ceremony
Bill Fite and I raced so hard Saturday - Sunday and Monday that we don't really have too many photos from that part of the race.
Here are some short videos that have been uploaded to U-Tube.
1. Sailing South on Day one.
2. Beating toward Flamingo on Monday.
3. Drying out at Flamingo on Monday afternoon.
4. MoonShadow beating toward the Dump Keys Channel - Florida Bay
5. Bill and Ron enjoying Key Largo after finishing
6. Final Finishers sailing to the finish on Saturday.
And the still photos:
John Johns sailing his Adventure Island on Day One - photo by Jon Coble
Bill Fite "powersailing" on day one in the Gulf.
Bill sailing Moonshadow in Florida Bay
Ron sailing MoonShadow towards Flamingo
MoonShadow drying out at Flamingo.
Bill rowing against wind and tide.
(wind skips over water surface and can't be seen in the channels).
Recovering from one stroke and ready to go again.
Current can be seen behind Twisy Mile channel marker - all were unlit.
Finally the wind frees a bit, and we race through the channels to Key Largo!
The Next Day - Wednesday, March 5th 2008
The next day the Cat Ketch crews from the 2nd (Graham Byrnes), 3rd (us), and 4th (Alan & Paul Stewart) place boats pose for a shot.
(Alan Stewart, Paul Stuart, Graham Byrnes, Ron Hoddinott, Randy Marshall, and Bill Fite)
Graham Byrnes - of B & B Yacht Design shows me his instruments aboard Southern Skimmer.
Greybeard and Ridgerunner - Doug Cameron and Michael Collins arrive - Core Sound 20.
Greybeard and Ridgerunner getting off their Core Sound 20 on Wednesday.
Core Sound on the end dock, and SeaPearl MoonShadow - foreground.
Dawn Patrol - Core Sound 20 sailed by Alan and Paul Stewart of N. C.
Third Place and - 1st production monohull - SeaPearl 21 MOON SHADOW!
(Marine Concepts picked us up on Wednesday! Thanks Jim!)
How winning Watertribers' celebrate on the way home!
Saturday - Awards & Cookout Day!
Jon Coble (Running Mouth) with his SOLO SeaPearl 21 - 9th place.
Sandy Bottom and Boo and DaBiscuit arriving on Saturday - Kruger Canoes.
Brian and Marissa Weber on arrival in Key largo - Boo and DaBiscuit!
Sandy Bottom's Kruger Dreamcatcher with Balogh Rig and Boss outriggers.
Savanna Dan, Noel Davis, Bill Fite, Ron Hoddinott, and Gary Blankenship on Saturday morning.
(All but Gary own SeaPearls!)
Archangel - Mark Zollitsch helped with the cooking and lots of other stuff! Thanks Mark!
Graham Byrnes and Randy Marshall - 2nd place overall.
Ron and Bill of the SeaPearl 21 MoonShadow accept 3rd place overall awards!
Paul and Alan Steward (SOS and DWSB) sailed their Core Sound 20 into 4th place.
Greybeard and Ridgerunner ( Doug Cameron and Michael Collins) sailed their Core Sound 20 into 5th place.
Dave Combs -SOLO SeaPearl 21- receiving another shark tooth! Way to go Dave!
The Wizard - Matt Layden - 7th place and 1st SOLO monohull in his own design - Sand Flea!
Squadron Member Noel Davis and Captain Gary Blankenship - 8th place!
John Coble - Running Mouth - 9th place - 2nd SOLO Monohull! A SeaPearl 21!
1st Kayak to finish and personal best time for KiwiBird - Kristen Greenaway!
ManitouCruiser - Mark Przedwojewski - builder of the Kruger Canoes - accepts his trophies.
12 year old Marissa Weber and her dad Brian receive their awards. Boo is the youngest
Watertriber to ever finish the Everglades Challenge!
Sandybottom - Dawn Steward - mother of SOS. Archangel taking photos on left.
Many Thanks to the entire Watertribe crew who made this experience possible. They are all heros!
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