Here is what I have learned about Kokopedal & Sirtackalot and their TI. They had made the best time of all the AI/TIs in the EC2011. The following is a quote from WaterTriber, Etchemin:
As i understand when they came into CP3 [Flamingo] they experienced some rough weather around the Cape [Cape Sable]. The mast fittings under the front deck broke so they ducked into Whitewater Bay to take inside route. When they got to the checkpoint they removed the front hatch and showed me the bolt that had sheared off releasing the the two critical pieces that make the mast function properly. The hull was flexed to the point it was going to be hard to get all the pieces lined up. Couldnt get it repaired or replaced they decided to drop out at CP3.
Im sure they can give you a more detailed and accurate account.
I saw on their track that they had started around Cape Sable (where I was camped a day later: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=7276&p=138314#p138314
Scroll down to the 2nd picture story). Then, their track reversed back to Shark River where they entered into Whitewater Bay and on to Flamingo. It is called the "inside route."UPDATE:
Kokopedal & Sirtackalot have put a short video up of when they went ashore after breaking the mast step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xHkxBHZjwM
That is followed by a short video as they pedal up "Little Snake
River." That should be "Little Shark
River" that they are on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acbRdYzrnUU&NR=1
Finally, they have a short video as they approach Flamingo after pedaling 15 mi across Whitewater Bay against a strong headwind. You can hear the fatigue in their voices. By this point, I think they had mentally thrown in the towel on the EC2011--definitely can't blame them. Video of last mile to Flamingo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUbBIXyuR1g