La Playa Resort Daytona
2500 North Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, Fl. 32118
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Leg 5, Daytona to Fernandina

This leg involves going around the massive Jacksonville Inlet jetty. This bad boy can cause all kinds of nasty surprises if a sailor doesn't have the coordinates for the end of it set as the first waypoint. Teams in the past have been "sucked in" to the river and have taken quite a long time trying to escape the currents. The danger isn't over after you've passed it either. Once the jetty is rounded, there is the temptation to head straight for Fernandina, however, this route would take the team right through the dreaded breakers north of Jacksonville Beach. If they aren't paying close attention to their position, the sailors could find themselves in six inches of water with huge waves crashing on top of them!