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Brothers plan 1,600-mile trip up the US East Coast on personal watercraft

Brothers plan 1,600-mile trip up the US East Coast on personal watercraft

Two brothers plan to ride personal watercraft up the U.S. eastern coast from Florida to Massachusetts.
Joe and Bill Casey plan to make the 1,600-mile (2,600-kilometer) journey on a pair of personal watercraft. They are doing the trip to raise money for the YMCA community recreation center in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where Bill Casey lives.
The brothers are both in their 50s. They took a test run last month between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas. They made that 110-mile (180-kilometer) trip in seven hours.
The Caseys plan to stay in the Intracoastal Waterway for much of their journey. They hope to average about 40 miles an hour and cover at least 150 miles (240 kilometers) a day on their WaveRunners.
They've followed the same route before, but that was aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) boat.


Updated : 2021-02-27 03:12 GMT+08:00