Got it. Thanks Charlie.Stu had tried twice before and on the day they set the record, they set off from the South St Seaport. They didn't have a specific route in mind, they just wanted to go arond the island faster than Fred Kiekhaefer had done it.
They went into the ocean first and then back by the Sound, with a refueling stop at Montauk. They ended up back at the Seaport also.
22 years is a long time, so only Stu and his crew know the exact details, remeber it was a non race event, it was a record setting event solely.
RE.....Safety on the race for those who interested in entering next year.
In the racers pack, all the fuel locations were given with both long and lat positions, all the Sea Tow locations and phone numbers were given. Race HQ had a cell phone number given to all drivers. There were two helicopters as well as two private planes. Every boat had two Kattack beacons on board in case one failed.
But the most important part, was the volunteers that Billy had lined up all around the island. For example, when the Donzi broke down, the boat notified us by phone as well as the HQ people knowing it's location from the Kattack beacons. Billy contacted the volunteer that was the nearest to that location and he took his own boat out and towed the Donzi back to the nearest ramp. Billy meantime coordinated the truck and trailer pickup so they were waiting when the boat arrived at the ramp.
Volunteers like yourself make good things happen.