The big day is finally here! We’re excited to get underway with all the other teams gathered here at the start line. The boats are packed, the GoPro is all charged up, and our route is all planned out:
As you can see, we put a lot of thought into the route we’ll be taking to the finish line. We factored in the tides and currents, expected weather, and possible pull-out locations while drawing up this plan. In a race like this, a well thought-out plan is a great way for teams to maximize efficiency and safety.
Another key to a positive race experience: proper hydration and foods that are easy to eat on the go. Between our 3 boats, we’re carrying 22 liters of water and a ton of PB&J sandwiches:
Follow our progress on the SEVENTY48 tracker by searching for teams “Rouge Kayaker,” “Paddle On… Paddle On,” and “Good News: I Saw a Seal!” And be sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, and this blog for updates as the race progresses! In the meantime, here are some photos from the start line today: