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#167703 - 02/09/09 10:48 AM questions about the tybee  


I *really* want to try doing the tybee. It sounds like awesome fun.

I'm just starting to race, and my primary objective is to have fun.

Is it ok to switch your crew from day to day during the race. Ex. one day race with my son as crew, the next day race with my daughter?

Is it ok to have more than 2 people on the boat? i.e. bring along my youngest son for the ride?

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#167731 - 02/09/09 03:55 PM Re: questions about the tybee [Re: ]  
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the rotation of crews you describe is not permitted (check the sailing instructions over at How old are your kids? What is your/their experience level? While an absolute blast, this race is not to be taken lightly.

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#167794 - 02/10/09 01:18 AM Re: questions about the tybee [Re: ]  
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I'm just starting to race, and my primary objective is to have fun.

You might want to try a little shorter race before the Tybee. I think the Hogsbreath 100 is in April down in Islamorada. The Tybee can get a little painfull for just having fun. The next time you have to take a dump, hold it for 8 more hours and stay totally focused on something while someone sprays a hose in your face. At the end of the Great Texas Race, the last leg is open to folks who want to give it a try. It's only about 45 miles and starts an hour ahead of the regular start of the last leg, you may want to try that one. Lots of people did it last year and had a blast.


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#167952 - 02/11/09 12:59 PM Re: questions about the tybee [Re: TeamChums]  
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The Tybee 500 isn't really a "fun race" and not really for beginners to racing. There are plenty of distance events in Florida where you could get your feet wet. The SC45 is at the beginning of March and takes place in sheltered water.

Please note also that the T500 Race committee will not smile upon anyone who isn't "in a rush" to get to the checkpoints. If there's one thing I learned that the race organizer doesn't like, its being non-competitive about getting to the finish on time. If you're giving it your all, they'll stay up late for you. But if you're not serious about competing in the race, patience will get tried.

Don't confuse this as a recommendation to let go of your desire to want to do the race. You might just need to re-organize your priorities in order to be in it.

#169075 - 02/21/09 03:45 PM Re: questions about the tybee [Re: ThunderMuffin]  


I wasn't wedded to the idea of bringing the kids. In light of the feedback, I'll work on arranging other crew. I realize the race will be trying. But it's challenges like this which do the most to accelerate skills & experience.

Thanks to all who gave me feedback.

#170642 - 03/05/09 10:49 PM Re: questions about the tybee [Re: ]  



Since you live in Ft. Lauderdale, you should come see us at the Hollywood stop. It might get your family pumped up about sailing more! I'd be happy to show you our boat, charts, and everything it takes to do the race so you get a better grasp about what it takes. Just to see the finishes and starts is quite fun, so hopefully we'll see you on the beach.

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