After a long week treking up the coasts of Florida and Georgia, the teams pulled into Tybee Island yesterday. The ground crew was eating lunch, thinking we had a little time to eat according to the SPOT tracker. We looked out on the horizon and saw two spinnakers, so we hauled down to the finish. Royal Yellow hit the beach first, followed by TVS one minute later. Trey and Bailey needed to finish within 8 minutes of them for first place in the I20 class.
Bugaboo was next ashore, followed by Seacats Orange. JC and Dalton came in hot and dazzled spectators with their stylish finish.
The next Velocity boat in was TVS 4. Ryan and Don made it in after breaking their spinnaker tack line block. They had to beach it down the coast to fix earlier in the afternoon. Brett and Alan broke an upper rudder casting and punctured one hull during one of their capsizes yesterday. Sandbars and jellyfish reaked havock on our guys! Cat in the Hat rounded out the day.
There were many proud parents, family members, and happy ground crew on the beach yesterday! Thanks to Don’s dad for the rum punch for everyone!
Thanks also to all of our sponsors who made this year’s Tybee 500 campaign a sucess! We appreciate your support!