(or: Four Hours exiting Marco)
|Day 1||Left Key West 7 AM, arrived Marco 8 PM|
|Day 2||Left Marco 7AM to 11:30 AM!, arrived Boca Grande 8 PM|
We had sailed from Clearwater to Key West in the Key West Conch Quest race, our eighth time doing the race..
Wildcat was a 40 foot racing catamaran. Being a racing craft it only had a 9 HP outboard motor, not enough power in many situations. It also had 4 feet of topsides – murder to try to push against the wind!
Sunday in Key West.
We got up at 7 as usual and Tom said
“I want to get back to Clearwater.”
We headed north out of the Bight Marina up Man of War Harbor.
We had a good sail up to Marco, getting in just at dark. A group of college kids were on the dock as we pulled up. Tom tied off the bow, the kids tied off the stern.
Tom was in a great rush