Waves only seemed bigger back then because theboats were smaller
I get the user MissGeicoRacing and what they are doing (most impressive guys), but I haven't heard of anyone named CigDaze in a 35 Cafe Racer making the racing news, or doing anything to "write the future" of Offshore Racing...
FWIW, I am a big CIG fan and don't want to miss chit about someone in a CIG being one of the people who write the future of Offshore Racing.
FYI, I am being serious, I am new here and haven't heard of you or your accomplishments in the Offshore Racing World. Been trying to catch up with this new world of Offshore and haven't heard CigDaze mentioned so I mean no disrespect.
IIRC, Mr. Aronow won the Miami to Nassau race in a Formula 233...Could you imagine that today??....NO fracking way!
"We've come a Looonnngggg way Baby"....especially in hull length!!!
"There are those of us who write the future"
"of us" is used in the context of "performance boaters"......not himself specifically. In fact, you could replace one set of words for the other if it makes it more clear for you.
Glad to be of help, and enjoy the old folks home!
Jesus, what year did Don win Miami Nassau in a 23 Formula?
I wrote a story several years ago for Hot Boat magazine (One of several rags that I was able to put out of business) about the dawn of OCEAN powerboat racing: The opening line was "The original batch of modern day offshore racers was a rough group. Tobacco stained teeth missing, tattooed, hairy, muscles bulging, scraggly beards, brawling, nasty, cussing, and that was just the women!
Bear in mind that neither the Bikini nor the racing jump suit had been invented at that point. Racing uniforms were usually bear skins, and in Odell Lewis's case, the bear was still in it! My first raceboat was a hollowed out missionary.... but I ramble. THE AVERAGE WAVE HEIGHT IN THE 1956 NASSAU RACE WAS 133 FEET, AND THAT WAS IN THE FLATS! If you don't believe me, ask Sammy James.
Last edited by BROWNIE; 10-21-2011 at 06:12 AM.
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