Here is Brian's progress this morning from 07:20 to 08:20:
|The Tanzer is not exactly a boat that points high to windward.|
|Brian cleared the bridge on the Sandibel Causeway at 09:49 EST. The|
distance between checkpoints increased markedly as soon as he made the
turn to the south.
Brian and his crew put in a brutally long day on Monday. They broke their camp on the beach and made their first satellite check in at 07:20 EST. They stuck with it for 15 hours--a long time on a fully loaded 16-foot boat. For some reason they made two major tracks to the north during the day. The weather report says the wind picked up to 16 mph during the day. Speculation: Maybe they were trying to get into the lee of the land. We will ask Brian when he finishes.
At 22:21 EST they beached the boat in a some kind of sanctuary--with a bunch of houses just beyond the vegetation by the beach. Today's progress was 36 nautical miles. In three days they have completed 105 miles of the 300 miles in the race. They have five days to go. They will need to average 35 miles per day for the next five days to finish.
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3/7/2016, 7:36:58 PM
Coordinates: (WGS84) 25.97355 , -81.7345
Camping on the Hook (time stamp is PST)