Everglades Challenge 2015

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  1. Doug Lord
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  2. AnthonyW
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    Thanks - if you come across any pictures not on the official site - please do share on this thread.

    Watching enviously from Cape Town.
     
  3. champ0815
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    It's interesting to watch the tracker map even before start - shows the distribution of the participants over the USA... .:)
     
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    We will try to be there with a camera.

    Oops. No we won't. Both under the weather.
     
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    One of these years I'll be there in person... with bells on!!!
     
  6. Doug Lord
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    Well, the race starts tomorrow-hope Hoyt gets some pictures on the beach!
     
  7. hoytedow
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    Sadly we will miss it this year. :(
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    Aw man....Sorry to hear that. Oh, well maybe we can pick up some tidbits off the site or SA. I wish I could go but no chance.
     
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  11. Doug Lord
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    Wow! I hope everybody will be ok. The CG has never intervened like that in the history of the EC, have they?
     
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    Not to my knowledge.
     
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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to terminate the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, due to safety of life at sea concerns Saturday.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg have coordinated the rescue of more than 11 people from the water during the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and ends in Key Largo, Florida. There has been reports of people with various stages of hyperthermia and the weather on scene continues to deteriorate to 4-foot seas and 20-knot winds.

    The Coast Guard will terminate the event at the first check point at Cape Haze Marina in Englewood.

    "Our number one concern is safety of life at sea," said Chief Petty Officer Rob Davis, a search and rescue coordinator at the sector. "With the weather deteriorating quickly, no manifest provided to the Coast Guard and unknown safety spotters on scene, we will unfortunately have to terminate the event."

    Crews from Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida, and Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, are on scene and will continue to provide an escort and search and rescue support until termination is complete.
     
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    20 knot winds? Thought that is why they required sails with reefs?
     

  15. Gary Baigent
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    Hope some outlaws continue with a private race. Way over-the-top and disgraceful reaction from the safety experts.
     
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