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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:10 pm 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 12

11:12 PM

Hiawashe has shut down on a small island just north of Ibis Isle and not far from West Palm Beach Golf Course.

Bacon has also shut down on a small island near Oslo, FL, at the south end of Vero Beach South.

They are about 70 miles apart as the crow flies.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:22 pm 
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Keith, let me add my appreciation for your excellent reporting on this event. I look forward to reading your updates every year. Thanks for contributing your time and talent to keep us up to date on this great race, for pointing out some excellent human interest stories and side notes, and for sharing your background commentary. This is almost better than watching it first hand! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Keith,

We would like to add our thanks for your description of the EC and the progress of the participants. Your description of the course and the location of each boat is interesting, it helps us as we review the paths we chose and the timing and location of our stops. As Chief states, the challenge is a series of challenges. First the preparation and setting up on the beach, inspection, etc. to launch. Then the course presents numerous decisions to be made as to which course is best with regards to the wind, tides, boat traffic, daylight or night, etc. Rarely during the challenge is there a time that we're not looking down course at our options and trying to decide our best path.

A couple of responses to a couple of your notes, first is that our spot was not working to track our continuous movement-yea, that was bad. A few other tribers had the same, we forwarded our spot registration id to Watertribe, but for whatever reason it didn't connect correctly even after several attempts. It all worked fine the last two years, but not this one.
Second is our choice to enter Whitewater Bay to Joe River to Flamingo and portage instead of going the outside around the Capes. That decision was due to a SE wind in the morning that was due to clock South to SW through the day, doing the outside into a South wind in our face has been difficult in the past. The portage is not the most fun part of the challenge, but it is manageable and a whole lot easier than sailing into a headwind all day.

This year's Challenge was exceptional, mostly favorable winds enabled about 72 of the 90 registered boats to finish, and I think all 11 of the TI's that launched finished. Thank you again for your write-ups of the progress of the challengers and the course descriptions along the way.

BoatBum and LuckyMe.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Thanks Roadrunner and BoatBum for your comments. I've been out on my own camping trip the last few days and will get back to following Hiawashe and Bacon tomorrow. A quick check shows Hiawashe is shut down just north of Mel Fisher's Treasures in Sebastian, FL. Bacon is making great progress and seems to be still moving on the Indian River about 23 miles south of New Smyrna Beach.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:18 am 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 13

10:19 AM

Hiawashe is about 12 miles south of Melbourne, FL.

Bacon is about 6 miles south of Daytona Beach.

There is about 90 miles between them.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:11 pm 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 14

10:47 PM

Hiawashe has pulled her kayak up on land at Lee Wenner Park 7.5 miles to the southwest of Cape Canaveral-our rocket launching station. She will have a pretty good seat if any rockets are launched. This lady is a tough paddler!

Bacon on an unnamed island on the Matanzas River about 20 miles SSE of St Augustine. Bacon is doing great.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:33 am 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 15

2:10 PM

Hiawashe is just past Titusville on the Indian River. Making nice progress.

Bacon is on the Tolumato River 4 miles north of St Augustine. He is about 30 mi south of the confluence with the St John's River. I believe he will take the St Johns west to the St Mary's River.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:44 pm 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 16

10:30 PM

Hiawashe is camped near Oak Hill, 12 mi south of New Smyrna Beach.

Bacon has quit for the night .75 mile south of Beswick Island and 8 mi south of the confluence with the St John's River.

These people are tough!

Keith

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Last year there were a bunch of great blog narratives by some race participants, which I cannot find this year. Is there anything better than the scattered info in http://watertribe.org/forums/ ? I am confused by their nicknames - is there anything indexing results by peoples actual names or boat types? thanks...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:10 am 
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Daft--there are only the reports on the WaterTribe forums http://watertribe.org/forums/ At this point only a couple "reports." There is no report by a Hobie TI/AI owner.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:36 am 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 17

9:17 AM

Hiawashe is 7 mi south of New Smyrna Beach. Moving nicely.

Bacon is on the Intracoastal Waterway a mile south of the St John's River. He is about 105 miles north of Hiawashe. Previously, Bacon sailed a TI, but this year he is using a Kruger with Balogh sail. Whatever you are using, this is a tough, lonely adventure.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:09 pm 
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WaterTribe Ultimate Florida 2018 Update 18

11:08 PM

Both Hiawashe and Bacon quit early today. Hiawashe pretty much took the day off and is 7 mi south of New Smyrna Beach.

Bacon is stopped in a marina about 5 miles south of Ft Clinch State Park and St Marys River. He will take St Marys River to head west across Florida.

Bacon and Hiawashe are separated by about 125 miles.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:06 am 
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Once my korean tour is done and i get stationed in Georgia, Keith will post about my adventures in EC one day. Lol. Thank you for the updates, keep them coming Keith and thank you.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:11 am 
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touayang84--looking forward to following you...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:14 am 
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I have rebuilt the description of my AI 2 capsize, fully loaded with camping gear, with my pictures restored. You can read about it here: https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=54465&start=15 Scroll down to "The Capsize and Recovery."

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