Cuero native, team win Texas Water Safari canoe race
By Robert Proctor
The Cuero Record
No longer a resident of Cuero, Andrew Condie, a 2002 graduate of Cuero High School, still finds himself passing by the town on the Guadalupe River each summer as part of the Texas Water Safari canoe race.
Andrew Condie and his six-man team won the 260-mile race, which stretches from San Marcos to Seadrift, for the fifth time in the last six years.
The team has changed a lot over the years, but two of the constants have been Ian Rolls and their team captain, Jay Condie. Selena Milstead was also a team captain this year.
“It’s really great,” Andrew said of having his dad captain their team. “The guys in the boat are working pretty hard. These guys [captains] are giving you everything you need. You couldn’t do it without them.”
Over the course of the race, which took 34 hours and 27 minutes to complete this year for Condie’s Boat #150, they forget the captain stay up all night and work to get everything in order.
“They have six different guys with wants and needs,” Andrew noted. In about 30 seconds, Jay provides food and water for each of them before quickly getting back to the race.
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