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Beware of the St. Augustine Shoals!

This 30 Footer sunk at the entrance to St. Augustine. They were Enroute to Stuart Fl. from N.C. They were blown out of the St. Augustine harbor channel onto a sandbar. The Keel broke off and the boat capsized. The Shoals between Jacksonville and St. Augustine extend at least 2 miles out. Men rescued after boat capsizes | News - Home
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Ouch... Looks like they're very lucky to be OK...

Unfortunately, that was a BAD decision, to sail on past the St. Johns River Entrance, and instead attempt to enter St. Augustine in that sort of weather...

btw, I'm not aware of any "shoals" extending seaward between Mayport and St. Augustine... Other than the shoals surrounding the inlet itself, of course, one can run pretty much with one foot on the beach from Jax down to within 1.5 miles or so of the St. Augustine fairway buoy...
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i've heard that the st,augustine inlet is tricky so i've never attempted it
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