Annual Winner’s List

Annual Winner’s List

Here are the particulars about the entries that placed first, second, and third in the Wye Island Marathons.
(not all the winners are known to this author. If you can supply more info or see any errors here, please contact [email protected]).

2009:
Conditions: Cloudy, Low 70’s, Winds South 15-20MPH, 1-2 ft waves with whitecaps.

First Place: Jay Bliss. Boat: “Electra” a 16-ft Homebuilt Ply Runabout; Motor: stock 24V MinnKota; Power: 230V Prius Battery with 27V DC-DC converter, supplemented by two 12V marine batteries. Time: Approx 5:50:00, Speed: Approx 3.9 MPH. Notes: No extra gear to keep it light – not even a seat!

Second Place: Jim Campbell and Steve Lawing. Boat: 20-ft Old Town XL Tripper Canoe; Motor: eCanoe 1236D electronics powering two stock Minkota Endura 30’s; Power: Nine 12V/55AH L-A Batteries jumpered for 36V. Time: 5:53:47 for 22.65 Miles (GPS Trip), Speed: 3.842 MPH. Notes: Electronics failure at 8.5 Miles. Continued on emergency 12V power which caused a very slow marathon this year.

Third Place: None (Two other entries could not start due to rough conditions).

2008:
First Place: Jim Campbell and Al Sutton. Boat: 20-ft Old Town XL Tripper Canoe; Motor: eCanoe 1236D electronics powering two stock Minkota Endura 30’s; Power: Nine 12V/55AH L-A Batteries jumpered for 36V.

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