Wildcat (Sailboat)

Wildcat

(or: Four Hours exiting Marco)

Day 1Left Key West 7 AM, arrived Marco 8 PM
Day 2Left 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.

Arrived Boca Grande 8 PM

Tom was in a great rush