|8:00pm Sunday evening|
After Sanibel Bridge, SandyBottom took the inside route
SandyBottom made it to Wiggins Pass by 12:14am. Phone home. Maybe will do an easy day tomorrow.
SandyBottom (blue), SOS/PopTarp (red)
Somewhat sparse SPOT track for SOS and PopTarp
Saturday night and Sunday morning, wind and tides were totally unfavorable for Mosquito's visit to CP2.
Apparently... it seems... SewSew left the water running... and the wind blowing... in the wrong direction when he left CP2. The wind and tide were fine just before SewSew dashed in and out of CP2. But after he left, it was like walking up a down escalator. Mud flats were a problem too. It was like that brilliant maneuver you see in Hollywood chase scenes: drive across the train tracks a split second before the speeding train arrives and thus escape by leaving the chasers stuck there waiting for the train to pass.
SewSew flew on to CP3, sped on across Florida Bay, and arrived at the finish line today at 6:18 pm. He is the overall winner this year with an amazing time of 1 day, 11 hours, 18 minutes which is a new record for his "Singles Class 5" category, and the second fastest time ever in any class. Well done, SewSew !