Team Seacats

Tag: Hollywood Florida

P.S. Big rocket thingies are called shuttles

by on May.11, 2009, under 2009 Tybee 500, Miscellaneous

Ater a fantastic dinner last night at Morada Bay Cafe, we shot back to the hotel room where the guys took care of the last minute preparations such as filling their Camelbacks water systems, programming GPS coordinates, and contending with general pre-race hubbub. Our guys, and probably all the team, were antsy to get the show on the road, or on the water, more like.

I have to apologize for spacing out that this first leg is to Hollywood and not Jupiter as I sorta inferred yesterday. Though I will be pleased to find myself at the Jupiter Beach Resort (, the last several Tybee 500’s have begun set-up and the first day of the race by sailing south for a round trip sail to Fowey Rocks. It’s a lovely hotel as well. They have a great spa, though I don’t believe I’ll have time to patronize that establishment today!

Let me stop for a moment to say that I have been texting so often lately (Hi Kar!) that it’s making it difficult to type normally. I don’t have to simultaneously hit alt to make a period, contractions (dont) don’t automatically fix themselves, and holding down the key for a second longer doesn’t turn the letter into an upper case…it only makes for a line of the same letter, which iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii find very confusing at this point. It’s harshing my flow, in the parlance of our times.

Back to the reason for the season: It was a good and steady start on the water this morning. No one seemed to walk away from the pack. As it was such a long line, a couple of teams (Team Seacats Orange, Team Chums,  JC and Carrie, that I know of) were over the line early, or at least thought they might have been and so some corrected themselves.

The breeze is steady out of the South Southeast which will give the boys a chance at a hearty spinnaker run up to Hollywood, approximately 85 miles away. Photos will be forthcoming, as Bjorn has a much better zoom. That’s all for now. Speak to you again up the road.

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