Islander Resort (Islamorada,Fl.)
May 7, 8, 9, 2010 
(Start of Tybee 500, May 10, 2010 at 10-am on the water.)
Mile Marker 82.1
(Over Seas Hwy in the Keys)
Islamorada, Fl. 33036
305664-5503 (fax)

Leg 1 Islamorada to Hollywood

The Tybee 500 returns to its inaugural starting location on the Florida Keys.

The beautiful scenery and the crystal clear blue waters frame the opening state of this marathon of a race. This leg includes having to dodge coral reefs and sandbars as the teams pass by Key Largo, South Beach, and Miami. The sea life along the way usually includes a lot of sea turtles and an abundance of flying fish who seem to like to fly right smack into the sides of the boats. This first leg now becomes one of the longest of the race due to being further south than the Key Largo start of 2008.