Can a small sailboat sail 100 miles on a four-mile long lake in under 24 hours? We’ll soon find out and the effort will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
At 9 am September 6, the crew of Mermaid Rescue will depart from Pleasant Harbor Marina for a 24-hour, 100-nautical-mile Endurance Challenge. As far as we know, this will be the first time a sailboat has attempted an extended time and distance event on the lake. With a space just about four miles by two miles in which to sail, the challenge will demand hundreds of tacks and jibes during day and night to cover the full distance.
The Challenge requires that Skipper Victor Felice and crew cannot stop, cannot receive any outside assistance and must sail for 24 hours and the full 100 nautical miles. Both targets must be reached. Sailing with Victor will be Jeff Coulter, Jeff Middlebrook, Tim Millward and Ian Parkinson.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s continued advancements over the years are responsible for the blood cancer survival rate doubling and tripling; in some cases, the survival rate has even quadrupled. Donate to Victor’s Challenge by clicking here.