Six Cuero natives participate in Texas Water Safari
Submitted by crecord2010 on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:15pm
On June 8, over 249 competitors in 117 canoes, from the age of 16 to 75, gathered in San Marcus to what has been called the world’s toughest canoe race. The Texas Water Safari is approximately 265 miles in length.
Competitors have four days and four hours to paddle from San Marcos to the town of Seadrift on the Gulf Coast.
Among those competitors are Cuero’s own Andrew Condie, Brandon Stafford, Michael Vandeveer, JP Gips, Matthew Gips and Marshall Moore.
Condie and Stafford, 2003 Cuero High School graduates, are all too familiar with this race. They did the race together twice as a two man team and once as part of a six man team. Last year Condie raced solo and placed second in the men’s solo and 11th overall. Condie has competed and finished four races. This year he raced as part of the Mynar six man team with the goal of trying to win overall. Their team number was 4106.
“The first time I ever did the race the goal was to just finish,” Condie said. “We did a lot better than we expected the first year, so the goal transitioned from just finishing to being competitive, leading up to this year, where my team’s overarching goal is to win the Argosy cup, the first place trophy.”
Read more in this week's edition of the Record.
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