The premiere adventure race of Florida – the Florida Sea to Sea will start March 1, 2018 and finish Sunday, March 4. We will guarantee all teams a solid 72 hours of racing with the best Florida has to offer. If you are unsure what a race like the Sea to Sea is all about, please be sure to check out our First Timer’s Guide. If you landed on this page and want to know more about adventure racing please watch this video.
Race Update #1
Wednesday Night Lodging
I have reserved and will cover the cost of a room for each team on Wednesday night. There are only 40 rooms at the host hotel, I will be posting a secondary hotel for family and friends, as we get closer to race day.
Each person is allowed one 30-gallon gear bin. Each team will be allowed one Paddle gear bag (paddles, PFDs, and seats) and a 5-gallon bucket with a lid, you must be able to close the lid on the bucket (snacks, dry clothes, etc.). I highly suggest not packing water in your gear bins. Water is being provided by Culligan Water.
All teams should plan on a full 72 hours of racing. Like last year’s race, we will have a “Time Stop Zone” on Saturday night, allowing all the teams to have a mad dash to the finish on Sunday morning. We will be keeping the course open until noon on Sunday with the post-race banquet and awards at 1 PM. The post-race party will be at Hammock Park, same as check-in and pre-race.
There will be several areas that we use that have time constraints. Teams may be forced to short course a segment if needed.
There will be some cool special tasks during the event. I.e., there will be a Tandem Skydiving Segment for at least one person from each team, their team mates will have to do a different section, meeting up down the course. Solo racers will get credit for clearing the course, if they skip or do the Skydiving segment. As of right now I can only guarantee this special task for the first 30 teams that register, I’m working on adding a few more slots.
Do to some private property owners backing out, we had to make some course changes.
Teams that were asking about narrow tires, that might not be a good idea.
Water levels a real high still, you should plan on wet feet in several areas, and one of the boat segments might a little harder to navigate. I heading out right now to replot the CPs on that segment, hopefully to make it a little more racer friendly.
Teams, please go to this page to rent or register your SPOT or inReach tracker. One per team is required. So whether you have your own, or are renting one, please visit this page as soon as possible. Thanks!
Race Update #4
Controls are being set, the game is on!
The weather is going to be perfect for the race, hottest on Thursday 82, with mid 70s for the rest of the race. Lows are expected to be in the high 40s-low 50s. A slight chance of rain on Sunday. Full moon will be Friday night, and possible International Space station sighting from NNW to NNE at about 20° above the horizon, 5:30AMish.
All teams, please register or rent your spot trackers. Instructions for doing so are on the race page. Please do this as quickly as possible!
Also, please let me know how many racers will need to use the FLX PFDs. I am only planning on bring about 6 PFDs unless I hear otherwise. Email me at Craig@FLXadventures.com if you or your team needs PFDs. Thanks. We will have paddles also.
Make sure you have your required glow sticks, and some means to attach them to the canoes/kayaks. I suggest 2-8” or 2-10” zip ties per glowstick and/or duct tape. You will be required to use these at least once, possibly twice, during the race, make sure you have enough.
The 5-gallon buckets will be used to transport a small amount of food or gear to several TAs throughout the race. Make sure they have a lid.
Skydiving? The insurance for USARA is giving me a hard time with this. They had me amend our waivers, FLX and USARA, which they approved, and get a separate insurance policy to cover FLX and USARA, which I did. I got an email Friday afternoon asking for another policy. I am working on that. According to the United States Parachuting Association the coverage that is now being asked for, doesn’t exist. I will know more on Tuesday afternoon. I am trying hard to make this happen, but we may need to cancel it.
If this does happen, the 5-gallon bucket will be for the person who is skydiving, to put dry warm clothes in, for jumping, altitude of jump is 10,000’-14,000’.
There will be several areas where I may need teams to skip a segment, to maintain the race pace. Teams will not be penalized in these areas, they just won’t have the chance to collect those CPs. If the Skydiving is allowed, all teams may be put on hold on Friday night, so teams can make it to the Skydiving area during the daylight. I also reserve the right to freeze Ron’s and/or Manny’s teams to fix leaderboard problems, should any arise.
There is a Publix near the host hotel and check in. There are several restaurants in the area.
Please go to this page to rent or register your SPOT or inReach tracker. One per team is required. So whether you have your own, or are renting one, please visit this page as soon as possible. Thanks!
All registered teams will have a reserved hotel room at the host hotel in Palm Coast as part of the race entry fee on Wednesday night. The host hotel is the Palm Coast Villas. Teams can reserve additional rooms by contacting the hotel.
Early registration ends: 01/30/2018
Please note, if you register after early registration ends, you might not receive a race specific t-shirt.