With much of the race taking place on the intracoastal waterway and through the Florida Everglades, there is also the chance and likelihood that Rod can easily find himself lost. As experienced a canoe racer as Rod is, this has happened to him before in the Everglades. Very often in races of this kind paddlers fall victim to the need for sleep and find themselves adrift among the mangroves looking for a friendly spot to spend the night. Because of this no one will be taking any part of the race navigation lightly. In endurance races of this kind it is not uncommon for the athletes to suffer such physical and mental fatigue as to no longer be able to read the maps for the course.