Fort 2 Battery Race

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Re: Fort 2 Battery Race

I just found out about this today from someone in Charleston. If anyone is interested, get in touch with me.

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I think the record is by Zach Marks on a foiling kite– 7 minutes to do the 4 miles. Is that 34 mph? Shok

Stanger, Olivier, LongboardDude (Jeff Olson) and I did this a few years ago on Longboreds and it was really fun. The wind was on the light side (~15-ish), but Stanger was able to plane all the way and beat us and all the beach cats. I finished after a sporty Nacra but in front of a Hobie 18 and other cats. All the Moths and most of the kites on twin tips beat us. The start was pretty frisky... lots of fast boats and voodoo chop near the fort made it interesting. JIYC is a cool spot and a good launch for a doable upwind leg to Fort Sumter. The big dog kiters rig big and launch from Mt Pleasant to go just one way.

Unfortunately, this year it conflicts with the Smith regatta at Shell Point.

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Again, if anyone is interested, an acquaintance in Charleston is offering support via his boat/tender. Hit me up if you need more info. Foildood would love to do this if Shell Point didn't conflict.

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I'd love to do it too if I wasn't going to JIYC a few weeks later to help out with the Special Olympics Regatta. It looks like a blast!
Maybe next year we should get a group and go, have a race within the race.

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