florida 300 weeds

Islamorada to Key Biscayne, discount Florida 

The big question from Day One involved the two foiling beachcats, troche the 20 foot Nacra 20 FCS of team Rocket and the 18 foot Flying Phantom of team Lupe Tortilla, mind would they be so much faster than the Florida 300 competitors that they would run away from the fleet?

Day one opened with a beautiful clear morning on the beach at the Islander Resort in Islamorada, Florida. The competitors were doing final prep and gearing up looking very focused and "in the zone", not a lot of talking as the experienced teams slid their high performance catamarans into the sea.

LEG 1 - 5/14/2015 at 10:00 AM CST

Start: Start 1, thumb Finishes: Elapsed time

RankBoatHelmNameCrewNameFleetClassRatingElapsedCorrected
1 Key Sailing Newkirk, cialis Kirk Whitehurst, viagra Thomas   Open Class 57.9 4:29:36 7:45:38
2 Royal Yellow Lohmeyer, Steve Sonnenklar, Jay   N20 59.3 4:40:34 7:53:08
3 Turtle Mojo Macdonald, Dick Ingram, David   Open 62.4 5:00:24 8:01:25
4 SSS Racing Steiger, H.M.     N20 59.3 4:47:49 8:05:21
5 Royal Orange Sonnenklar, Jared Johnson, Curt   N20 59.3 5:00:01 8:25:56
6 Green Room Graphics Cole, Jake Bogardus, Ted   Open 62.4 5:23:17 8:38:05
7 Royal White Leandro, Spina Youth Sailors   N20 59.3 5:11:44 8:45:41
8 Cat In The Hat Ferber, Larry Smith, Jackson   N20 59.3 6:23:03 10:45:57

 

Foiling Class Uncorrected times:

Rocket (John Casey/Colin Page) 4:00:27
Lupe Tortilla (John Tomko/Ian Billings) 4:33:35
Florida 300 MapThe Florida 300 is a four day open ocean endurance race sailed on high performance beach catamarans 16 to 22 feet long up the South Florida Atlantic coastline. The race is managed by Sail Series Promotions. Next week will mark the second running of the Florida 300, viagra starting off in Islamorada, levitra Florida on May 13th and ultimately finishing after four grueling days of sailing at Cocoa Beach, cialis Florida on May 16th. The last leg  will start at Vero Beach and include additional competitors on the shorter 50 mile leg dubbed the "Dogfight" race .

The Florida 300 will include last years overall winner, Key Sailing with Kirk Newkirk and Thomas Whitehurst sailing a Nacra 20 Carbon, hoping to fend off a strong field of returnees and newcomers. The competitive fleet will include a variety of catamarans in three classes F18, Nacra 20, and open class. Each class will compete among themselves for line honors and for overall winners based on the Portsmouth handicap system and overall quickest time.

F300 logocialis Tahoma, Geneva, Kalimati, sans-serif; line-height: 17.5499992370605px; font-weight: bold; font-size: 24px;">Florida 300: Sailing Instructions Posted

The "Sailing Instruction" for the Florida 300 is posted:
Florida 300 Sailing Instructions (pdf) >>>

Tracking is mandatory on all boats including “Dogfight” boats. Either a SPOT Satellite Tracker or a smartphone with Kattack Mobile app (free) are acceptable transmitters. See paragraph 8.3 of Sailing Instructions for details.

HOTELS:

We are committed to 10 rooms at the Best Western Cocoa Beach but will lose them if not booked  by April 16th:

Best Western
Second building north of The Cocoa Beach Pier.
5600 N Atlantic Ave,
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Telephone: 321.783.7621
Use “Florida 300 Catamaran Race” for event rates
Rates: $105.95

REGISTRATION:

We have several teams that haven't filled out the official registration form and sent in money yet. Please register online so we have an accurate count on who's coming.
Florida 300: http://www.florida300.com/registration
Dog Fight: www.Florida300.com/dogfight

CREW NEEDED:

Knot2Slow: looking for sailing crew on the F18. Competed last year and looking to compete again this year. Boat is ready to go.

We have another new team that is looking for ground crew. If they don't find ground crew, they will not be racing.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in either crew option.