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#221491 - 11/26/06 11:59 AM Team Caye Caulker  
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In less than a week Immer Perez (Anwar Tours) and I will be racing from Puerto Barrios, Guatamala to Punta Gorda.About 34 miles across the Bay.
We'd like to thank all our financial and other supporters at this time. Thank you to Laban ( the transport tech),Caye Chapel Resort, Cayeboard Connection, Caye Caulker Condos, Anwar Tours, Rasta Pasta, Serena del Mar Real Estate,Iguana Reef, Seaside Cabanas, Slickrock Adventures-Glovers Reef, De Real Macaw Guest House and any one else who will give.
The race is December 2, 2006 and we hope to represent well. Think fast on Saturday and pray God smiles on us! Thank you again. Will be posting the results next week.

#221492 - 12/04/06 05:00 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker  
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Congratulations!!!!
Third place, very good!!!!!
Welcome back. We are all PROUD of you!

#221493 - 12/04/06 07:22 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker  
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Congrats allie you kick butt!say hi to joe and the gang for me {The oregon guy on the columbia Rvr.}Chris

#221494 - 12/05/06 12:01 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker  
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Ok, here's the epic story, the winds were up 15- 20 knots, big seas, lots of rain and really poor visability. We left PG early Saturday morning, and it was a slamming trip. I think about 5 or 6 teams decided right then to pull out of the race, were they scared or just smarter than we were? There was a small craft warning and basically we were nuts to be out there. When we got to Puerto Barrios we discovered our kayak had suffered some transport injuries, a hole... that we couldn't fix sake of the rain an all. Anyways we started at 9:30 am, out into the cold dreariness, don't you feel the pity?
We had a great start and led the race for an hour and then the Punta Gorda teams showed their experience and passed us. We got to Livingston and were really thrown around by the Rio Dulce coming out to meet the waves coming in. It was the most frightened I'd ever been on the water, for true. Then a "escort boat " came along and sent us in the wrong direction, then another boat came and corrected our course, we could not see land so we trusted the escort boats to lead us, we bailed and paddled and bailed and paddled til finally we realized our escort boat driver was drunk, and was lost!!!
woe is us, Eventually, the race organiser, chastised our guys and got us corrected again, Finally we could see the mountains of PG, but we were 6 miles out to sea! UGH. We spent another 2 hours getting in, Still, astonishly enough holding third place! Boy was I relieved to get to the finish line I nearly cried, but had to tell myself " Don't be such a girl". Instead we curled into shore and recieved the congratulations from the sports fans. It was indeed a proud moment. Out of 17 or so registered teams only 11 started and only six finished. We hope we did Cay Caulker proud. We thank everyone who supported us financially and emotionally. We'll try again next year. Next race- Ambergris Green Reef Challenge. See ya on de watah! Paddle for fun- Race to win!

#221661 - 12/06/06 10:11 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker [Re: Allie]  
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Whew! What an experience! You guys are TOUGH!!! Lookin' forward to seein' you over here for the Green Reef Challenge. Good Luck!

#226245 - 01/09/07 07:45 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker [Re: San Pedro Daily]  
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Hi Allie:

What's the scoop for the Ruta Maya? You participating this year? Got a call from Cayo asking to borrow the Barracudas canoe for a Cayo team and it conjured up great memories that made me wish the Auxillou Suites canoe was participating again this year.

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#227490 - 01/19/07 11:05 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker [Re: Allie]  
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Hi Wendy, I am not going to participate again this year, sake of no time to train. I started working at Slickrock Adventures out at Glovers Reef Atoll. Anyways, I have offered the boat to the Peace Corps volunteers who finally have some awesome paddlers willing to race race. I am coaching this team, plus a BDF womens team and anyone else who wants to go in it.
Yes, I miss it, but this will be the first year I will be on a ground crew, who, as you know Wendy, has a very important job, keeping up with the paddlers needs and motivations.
Anyways, I'm training for the Ambergris Challenge in April where I hope to continue my reign as solo champion. We'll see...

#227577 - 01/20/07 09:11 PM Re: Team Caye Caulker [Re: Allie]  
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Ah, so that's why we haven't seen your smiling face around here lately. Best wishes on your new endeavor!


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