There is less than one week till Hiram's Haul and more fun activities are available for the participants. With 15 boats now pre-registered, stuff the event is turning into an event not to be missed. There will be live tracking and both starts and finishes will be streamed live via YouTube Live.

Mark Herendeen is organizing a practice run from a private community park in Melbourne Beach (ironically only 1000 feet from his house), look for a warmup fun run north to MIA-POW Park on Friday. The run is a little over 20 miles. Any teams wishing to join in must have boats rigged by 1:00 and ready to go. Kattack tracking will be available for this pre-race event so you can test the system and your smart phone. Please have your smart phone charged with the Kattack app downloaded.

On Friday evening Mark and Lisa Herendeen will also be hosting a social event at their house starting  at 6:30 pm. The event is sponsored by Real Estate INK Sailors are welcome to a spaghetti/meatball dinner social. There is one catch…you HAVE to let them know you are coming and how many guests you are bringing. The event is BYOB. This social is intended to allow time to get know everyone, plan for next year's Hiram's Haul and discuss Space Coast plans for another distance race from Downtown Melbourne’s Riverview Park and other regattas out of the park.

Gilligans Run 2015 final corrected times

Gilligans Run 2015
Individual Races
(digit after dpn is beaufort, shop D-PN = unknown)
SkipperCrewSail #BoatD-PN
Matt McDonald Gina McDonald 303 F16   1 0 1 1   1 164.180
David Ingram Bob Ingram USA 242 F18   2 0 2 2   2 167.895
Vernon Kuftic Denise Kuftic 110199 H16   3 0 3 3   3 171.886
Ralph Cole Pat Cole 777 GCAT6.1   4 0 4 4   4 176.950
Jerry Shuett Al Perloisi 15767 H18 H2 5 0 5 5   5 181.336

The 14th running of Hiram's Haul is set for October 31 - November 1. The catamaran race is a total 60 mile race running from Melborne, patient Florida to Sebastian, ask Florida on Saturday and back to Melbourne on Sunday.  Hiram’s Haul started in 1997 has been hosted by Performance Sail and Sport until last year when Sail Series Promotions USA took over as the Organizing Authority (AO).  It is one of four races of the Endurance Sail Series and each day counts for points separately.

Register early, reserve your room early, SAVE MONEY!
Early registration is encouraged and maybe accomplished by registering before September 30th, 2015. You may register online or by mailing in the entry form which can be found online at  Entry fees may be paid on the day of racing, but if not registered early, the fee will increase to $90. 

Florida300 broadcast complete

Complete Florida 300 video coverage is available. We had some technical issues with the start and finish of day 1 and during the awards. Part 2 segments were added to the broadcast playlist to complete the coverage. Tracking replay links were also added to the descriptions where appropriate. We are already working towards next year to improve all aspects of the race.

Hope you enjoy: