KEY LARGO TO FLAMINGO BOATING SPEED RECORD

Key Largo to Flamingo boating speed record set!

Two new world records for boating were set on September 28, 2000 for the Key Largo, FL to Flamingo Waterway by 

Team Key Largo of The Florida Keys

The Key Largo to Flamingo Waterway runs through the shallow waters of Florida Bay, through Crocodile Dragover, Madiera Bay, and the Dump Keys. The course  was run through the center of this wilderness waterway.

Parts of this course traveled through some of the most remote areas of the Everglades National Park Florida Bay Area.

Click here to view a map of the course taken.

The straight line distance from Red 54 Key Largo ICW to Flamingo Marker Green 9 is 30.2 statute miles one way. The Team Key Largo course was comprised of 12 legs that totaled 31.4 statute miles. 

The 30.2 miles (by line of sight) was run at 28 minutes and 38 seconds, giving Team Key Largo an average speed of 63.284 miles per hour, a new WORLD RECORD for the official Key Largo Flamingo run!

The round trip course consisting of 60.4 miles was completed in 58 minutes and 1 second for an average speed of 62.71 MPH, a new WORLD RECORD!

Top speeds of over 70 MPH were reached through these treacherous shallow waters!

The boat provided by Rowell's Marina in Key Largo, Florida is a Glasstream 27ft SCX powered by Twin 250 HP Mercury Motors and capable of speeds in excess of 70 MPH!

Charles Rowell was the chief mechanic for the team.

Team Key Largo Members

Captain Sterling Kennedy

Navigator Robert Geith

Chief Mechanic Charles Rowell

 

Boat provided by

Rowell's Marina, Key Largo, FL

Sponsored By

 

Rowell's Marina

 

 

         Everglades Eco Tours, Key Largo, FL

 

 

 

The Legendary Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce

 

Mercury Marine

 

              Vital Signs

 

 

 

For more information, E-Mail Team Key Largo

Or call Captain Sterling at: 305-853-5161

 

 

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