Some More 2015 Everglades Challenge Stuff

The commentary on many sites is starting to fly regarding the Coast Guard’s decision to cancel the 2015 Everglades Challenge – some pro, some con (mostly con), with various levels of information, speculation, and credibility. From what I’ve been able to gather, there was a 911 call placed that was forwarded to the Coast Guard, but it’s not known as of yet who called. Apparently, the Coast Guard showed up in the worst of it and decided to call the event off. The area that had the seriously bad wave action is a confined area off of Passage Key in Tampa Bay, and it’s well known to have hazardous waves, currents, and shifting sand bars. The rest of the course actually was suffering from too LITTLE wind! In any case, I’m still a bit hesitant to speculate, but I thought I’d provide a couple more links for your reading pleasure!

SOS’s (Son Of Sandybottom) 2015 EC blog page
Sailing Anarchy’s after action report

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