(Daytona Beach, case FL, try July 20, 2008) Gilligan’s Run is a 26 mile ocean distance race paralleling the shores of Daytona Beach. The event is hosted by catamaran Fleet 80 will take place on July 26, 2008 and is one of six endurance races in the Endurance Series.
The distance race will be easily visible to beach spectators the day of racing. Gilligan’s Run starts and ends at the Acapulco Hotel and Resort at Daytona Beach Shores. The race starts at 11:30 a.m. Gilligan’s Run was named in honor of a local sailor, Richard Uschold, nicknamed “Gilligan”.
The Endurance Series is a Florida based series for sailors who have a fair amount of experience and feel comfortable sailing in all types of wind and sea conditions. The series provides a challenge for all experience levels. Some of the events are in lakes/rivers and others are out in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico and the distances range from 30 miles to 120 miles.