ArdieO is back in front of Josh and widening the gap. Josh does not seem to be moving--not sure what the problem is. He has missed the cut he should be in and may be a shallow area. Hopefully, he will get that figured out shortly.
Toby and Crew (6-man Hawaiian canoe) have passed Josh & Cwolfe.
Wayne aka Mosquitomagnet, a strong paddler, is on course. He started slowly, but is now moving nicely. AhMaChamee, the last Hobie AI in this group, has left Flamingo but is in the channel passing through the mud flats east of Flamingo.
A new boat has come on the scene. It is sailed by Sandy Bottom and her son, SOS. It is a stitch and glue trimaran, built by SOS. After setting out the first day (did not start until day 2), they have raced down the coast and have caught up with the leaders. They are in the Ultimate Florida and do not have to stop at the Ckpts. They are south of Cape Sable and basically doing the southern route to the "Finish" in Key Largo (they will, however, push on to circumnigate FL.) Looks like a very fast boat.
Backwaterbob, on his disabled Hobie AI Tandem, is slowly pedaling down the South Joe River. He has had several kayakers pass him with more to come. Hopefully, they have given him encouragement to push on.
Dogslife is about to make the tack which will carry him to the finish a little over 3 miles away. He will finish in 3rd place overall--what an achievement for a Hobie AI!! ArdieO the super paddler looks to be on pace to come in 4th.
I sail: S FL, Key Largo, Everglades to Cape Romano, Ft Desoto, Cedar Key
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." A. Einstein