Everglades Challenge- a seemingly warmer brand of hardship,
Stage 1: Port Townsend to Victoria
Team name: Team Foggy Sailing
Team captain: Ed Gosset
Total onboard: 1
Race vessel: Home-built Core Sound 17
Team Foggy Sailing’s watery trajectory is one of the few we’ve seen that takes a bell shape curve from sailing canoes on Colorado lakes, through navy training and submarines, then returning to surface sailing small boats in a big way- the biggest was the 2012 run at the 2012 Everglades Ultra Marathon.
Their name might be Team Foggy Sailing, but Ed has a singular clarity about preparing for the worst: personal skills, getting his boat ready for whatever the sea might throw at him, emergency supplies, and at least a few end of days style scenarios. He’s a medic not a doctor, but he considers himself a prepper and he and his lady work to prepare for the worst. He’s a prepper, she’s a prepper, and after going over his logic we don’t know why we wouldn’t want to be a prepper too.
Ed also has the distinction of being at the very table, at the very beer tent, at the very moment the R2AK was conceived. We’re going to skip past all of the shudder worthy possibilities about the moment of conception- we’ll just call him “family”.
Welcome to the R2AK Team Foggy Sailing, best of luck on your preparations