11:47am The CREW onboard the "Sun Catcher"
Matt Richardson - Captain and Long Time Friend.. at the Helm of the boat most of the trip has stayed focused to keep us on course which is no small feat to make sure Jamie doesn't end up swimming more than he should. He has also been a guide out in the kayak and onboard all around with crew.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "Positive Energy"
Chris Hauth - SailFish Sponsor and Ironman Coach, Chris loves to call Jamie "Blue" has been the "Nutritional Guide" onboard mastering Jamie's feedings. He has tracked and monitored exactly what Jamie has consumed and guided Jamie with a lot of stomach upset and fuel/energy deficit. Keep in mind Jamie is consuming far less than he is expending in calories. SailFast is the #1 Wetsuit in Europe with a growing fan club in the US..
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "Other than when he is doing this. he is ALWAYS in a great mood"
Chris Danesi - An Elite Ironman Athlete and Coach, met Jamie in college at Cal State Long Beach when they swam on the same swim team... Chris has been highly inspirational out on the boat keeping Jamie going. He was the first to swim with Jamie in the early morning and cool waters today and has offered assistance with equipment, gear and mental encouragement.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "He is genuine with his emotions and he is an all around likeable guy.
Keith Metzger - Is our "Jack of all Traits" with a hand in just about everything from navigation to helm to kayak to feedings to charting. Keith and Jamie have been friends since high school and both still live in Lafayette their kids all play together and Keith is also an accomplished athlete that has trained through the years with Jamie.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "COMMITMENT ~ Everything in life he says he is going to do, he does it, time an time again, Jamie Makes it Happen"
Garrett Harley - Is our most mastered Kayaking King.. he has been in the Kayak the most and holds a steady course and pace for Jamie to swim with. Garrett is an Ironman Athlete and was crew with Jamie during Jamie's big 17+ mile swim at Clear Lake.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. with no hesitation he says.. Oh geez he is a "WARRIOR"
Paige Dunn - Founder of Xcel Sports Group is a Tahoe Double Sponsor and long time friend. She has worked with Jamie for months leading up to this and many of you may have read the blog posted about her earlier. She joined us at lunch yesterday and came out on the boat this morning. She is here with encouragement, commitment and excitement.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "His Determination is Contagious"
Debbie Lopker - You all know enough about me at this point... I am thankful to be a part of this experience and encourage Jamie all the way.
Favorite thing about Jamie.. "He lives his Passion an Makes his Dreams a Reality"