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Leg 6, FINISH, Fernandina to Tybee Island

 The grand finale, this leg is also the longest as the crow flies. They say that if anything is going to happen in the race, it will happen on this leg. Sailors are presented the opportunity to either shoot the rhumb line (shortest distance) from Fernandina to Tybee Island, or to follow the longer, more treacherous route along the Georgia Coast. Both routes have their advantages and perils including a copious amount of obstacles in the water and unattended shrimping boats with huge nets. Whatever position a sailor is in the race, when he sees the huge pavilion-pier of Tybee Island from as many as ten miles away, his heart is full of a tremendous sense of accomplishment.