Boats left the protected waters of Key Largo’s Blacwater Sound to kick
off the first leg of the 2008
Tybee 500. Amongst those that that started were the duo of Trey Brown
and Alan Stewart sailing as Team Velocity. Encountering moderate southwesterly
breeze, the teams navigated the 70 mile leg and finished shortly after
3:00PM in third place hot on the heels of both Team Tybee and Marley’s
Orange and followed closely by Team Seacats and Team Cat Fever. Team Velocity
overcame a broken tack line and a pitchpole to climb to the top of the
fleet. The racing was tight due to the shutdown of the breeze that allowed
some of the teams that had capsized earlier in the race to catch up.
year’s Tybee 500 is very talent laden and includes several Tybee and Worrell
1000 veterans. In this fleet where mere seconds separate the teams, any
advantage is needed over the competition. Anything to aid in the comfort
of the sailors is vital. Comfort equals endurance, and endurance equals
increased concentration and less fatigue on the water. Team Velocity is
kept in comfort with support from DryUV‘s
line of excellent gear. The sailors wear a ProWick wicking layer under
their lifejackets, and then covered by KoreDry rash guards.
Team Velocity information, please visit their website at www.velocitysailing.com and thanks to Amy Turns for the photo.