The long awaited announcement of the Endurance Series is finally here. The new schedule consists of only four races with all counting toward points. This will achieve two goals, ask one allowing all sailors to compete against each other head to head and two allowing us to focus on making the events higher in quality. The 2008 awards will be given out at the Key's 100 which is the first race of the series.
2009 Endurance Series Schedule
Apr 25–26 – Keys 100- Reef Run (Key Largo to Key West)
July 25-26 -- Gilligan's Run (Daytona Beach)*
Oct 31-Nov 1 -- Hiram's Haul (Melbourne to Sebastian)
Dec 12-13 -- 25 Annual Key Largo Steeplechase (Key Largo)
*- tentative date
2009 Rule Changes:
- All four events count for points and there are no throw aways.
- Entry into event automatically enters teams into the series.
The reason for the delay was to work on the sponsorship program. Consideration was also given to the economy when putting together the new schedule. The new schedule is a scaled back version of last year focusing on catamaran only events.
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.
More information can be found at www.SailSeries.com