Update – Sunday, 4:30 PMTIs
Triman (aka Mark Ellison) – Inside Caya Costa, not moving AIs
PrivateHam (aka Michael Prince) & Jimbo (aka James Pritchard)—North Sanibel, not moving
PedalOn (aka Roy MacPhail) and Sherlock (aka ArDelia MacPhail)—Near St James City, not moving
BackwaterBob (aka Bob Nichols)—inside waterway off Sanibel doing 5 kn
ChumBucket (aka Bill Wickman) and TriSerpa (aka Steve Morris)—south of Sanibel making 5 kn
Dietired (aka Josh Bowers) and dietired2 (aka Denise Parris)—near Cayo Costa, not moving
DivesWithKraken (aka Tom Turner) and WyomingWolf (aka Debbie Turner)—near North Captiva moving at 4 kn
SirTackalot (aka Roy Edwards) and WindWatcher (aka Alex Wilson)—near CP1, not moving
Pelican (aka Nick Hall) and falcon (aka Mark Hall)—not on mapper, but cleared CP1
Sundance (aka James Connell) and GoldenSun (Victoria Connell) —cleared CP1 but not on mapper
Hollywood (aka Butch Newell)—thru CP1 but not on mapper
Moose (aka Lee Havins) and Squirrel (Kimberly Havins)--DNS??
Sharknado (aka Kent Morse)--DNS??
Dogslife (aka Paul Kral)—south of Sanibel doing 5 kn about 10 miles offshoreDogslife, who said he was taking it easy this year may be leading all competitors, TI/AI, single, male-male, mixed.
AhMaChamee (aka Bryan Tindell) South of CP1 not moving
Danceswithwaves (aka Royd Whedon)—at CP1 and not moving.
Dorsalis (aka Charles (Chip) Southerland)—Off Cayo Costa moving at 3 kn
Juscuz (John Sims)—outside Cayo Costa moving at 5 kn
FlyingFox (aka Susan Fox)—DNF, pressed “help” button
Kokopedal (aka Ray Jones) DNS??
PenquinMan (aka Jim Czarnowski) DNS??
The overall leader is Randy Smythe (aka SewSew) in Sizzors--a custom made, super fast trimaran. Randy is in the lead group every year--like 1st or 2nd. 2 yrs ago, he capsized within view of the finish line and a good Samaritan came to help in a power boat and ran over the stern of his boat. This year, Randy has done the first 250 mi to CP3 in 1 day, 4 hrs--absolutely amazing.
He should finish the 300 mi race in under 40 hrs, but low tides in Florida Bay are hindering crossing to the finish in Key Largo. I guess if you are "young" and finish in that time, you don't have to sleep during the race. I'm afraid I would be nodding off.
I cannot find some people on the mapper, which may indicate they did not start. For example, I did not see Jim Czarnowski (Hobie AI/TI engineer) on the beach and he is not on the mapper. Still, it is possible, that they are in the race, but not showing up on the mapper for some reason. There is nothing that says you must start at 7 am on Saturday, Mar 1. You may start later, but you are required to check into CP1 by noon on Sunday, Mar 2--a distance of about 60 miles.
My apologies for any errors or omissions. Please make additions and corrections as you see fit. There are so many AI/TIs this year, it is hard to keep track of everyone.