Sunday, March 02, 2008

Update 3 for Team Stewart

Yet again SandyBottom and Dawn Patrol checked in within 10 minutes of each other.

SB was calling in from her Kruger Dreamcatcher saying that she, ThereAndBackAgain, and KneadingWater had all slept on the same island, and that they were departing for the day. She hopes to make it down to Marco Island by this evening seeing as the weather is building and storms are expected. After she called in for her CP1 report she called again briefly at 2:45 saying that she had pulled up on shore for the night.


Team Dawn Patrol called in from just south of Sanibel Island. After their last report SOS continued sailing on for 4 hours while DWSB counted dolphins jumping over the boat. Then they traded spots and DWSB sailed on under the Sanibel Island bridge right as the sun was rising. I bet that was a sight he will never forget. DWSB is going to get some more sleep as they make their way down to Check Point 2. I've drawn up a couple overhead images to give everyone an idea of the planned route.

Dawn Patrol is going to shoot for Caxambas Pass by 14:45 this afternoon while on their way to CP2. It should take them several hours to get from Caxambas to CP2, if not longer. Once they get to Indian Key Pass they will have to worry about the tide, the water depth, heavier boat traffic, a narrow channel, and the possibility of headwinds. If they hit Easterly winds with Indian Key Pass they will have a hard battle to fight.

The dashed line is the ideal planned route for Dawn Patrol.

...it's not looking like an easy entry to CP2. Drop the masts and break out the oars!

Rain showers are in the near future!
 THIS AFTERNOON
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH
THE DAY.

TONIGHT
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MONDAY
EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS. BAY AND
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET OR LESS.
BAY AND INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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