Local F18 Sailors Compete in the Florida 300

May 16th Sergey and Anatolly Duko of Mississauga Sailing Club competed in the Florida 300 endurance race on their NACRA F18.

The race was from Islamorada, in the Keys, to Daytona Beach over a period of 5 days. During that time they battled howling winds, blinding thunderstorms and monster waves. At one time, Sergey said that the wind had literally pick their catamaran out of the water. After all that, they only suffered a broken spinnaker pole. That was some adventure, makes our last year's Moe Fraser look like a walk in the park.

At the finish, Sergey and Anatolly placed 8th overall and second in their class. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to both of them, we are all proud of their accomplishment.

You can access the Florida 300 Facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/sailseries/?fref=nf

The YouTube channel with some videos here. https://www.youtube.com/ch…/UCCB8kiOrwmOnzMNUKQfVDAw/videos…

The Florida 300 website here http://florida300.com/florida300 They actually had GPS tracking devices on the cats that allow you to replay the fleet's progress for each day.