Here is what we are trying to do.......
HORBA set out as it's goals:
1.) To save the old race boats before they are cut up and thrown away.
2.) To have some venues that the old boats could be seen and the new competitors have a chance to race real open ocean racing like the old days.
3.) We wanted to have courses that would be at least 200 miles for a minimum.
4.) We wanted dates far enough apart, that would allow the owners of the boats racing, not to take a lot of time away from their businesses.
5.) We wanted different geographical locations, like the old days.
6.) We wanted to create an atmosphere that anyone would be welcome. If you come with an 18 foot Donzi or the latest 50 foot behomoth, you were a racer and you are one of us.
I have been getting some interesting calls since this race happened a few days ago and here is what I have told them for dates and locations.
Northeast....September 3rd week. Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island race, 271 miles. This is a dead week for sports news. The World Series hasn't begun, football is just getting started, the US Open is over and the papers will be hungry for any new kind of sports news. A sponsor could dominate the NY metro area with their name as sponsor of this race in this time slot.
Southeast....November. The weekend before the racing week starts in Key West. Fort Lauderdale to Key West 200 miles.
It does not interfere with either the racing or the poker run that all come after this date.
West Coast.....April.....Long Beach to San Francisco. 439 miles. The weekend before the Desert Storm Poker Run. At the end of April a lot of people take their boats back home from Florida, some go to the Desert Storm, so why not do a race too.
A three race circuit with plenty of time between races to pay attention to your business.
HORBA has a location in Florida that any teams that run the NY race in September, can store their boat and go to OFF in October and then bring you r boat to Fort Lauderdale for the November race.
HORBA will give you 910 miles of racing for the year and a chance to see plenty of the country...BTW the San Fran race was won in the past by a Formula 233 with a single engine for power.
Last edited by Top Banana; 09-27-2011 at 09:44 AM.
There was mention earlier of a race on Lake Michigan as well. Any thought to that?
Loving these ideas strictly as a fan at this point. Thanks!
I really think if HORBA joined forces with OPA they would really be on to something....
Always get a total kick out of the offshore comparisons, kinda like trying to argue whats best drag baja indy nascar, etc.
Like to see how many of the old timers would willing to take the corners that today's racers do! Running 50 in big waves is one thing, taking a turn at 150 (hell 70!) is another!!!
Glad to see this race a success. My recommendation (and take it as just that) is to run these along side an OPA, etc and make it a big event! Would be cool to run these guys on saturday then have the other classes run sunday. Race weekends could use more going on for the fans.
Sunny Isles for the Bimini run as usual
Long Island race for your Don Aronow Memorial
Port Huron for your Great Lakes Run
Add in a poker run both on land and water and now THAT would be three GREAT adrenaline fueled weekends!!!!
Last edited by fantastixvoyage; 09-27-2011 at 10:08 AM.
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