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    One month to go...Sept 24.

    We are down to just one month to go to the:

    Second Annual Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Race.

    Last year the race was won by a 1987 30 foot Sonic with twin small blocks and Alpha drives with showers. It was equipped with an additional fuel tank in the cabin and had to stop in Shinnecock for refueling. The run was 271 miles long and took the winning boat, with fuel stop,..... 6 hours and 15 minutes to complete the course.

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    Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Race around Long Island
    September 24, 2011

    The Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Race 2011 will take place on Saturday Sept 24, 2011.This boating extravaganza will again feature ‘state of the art’ offshore speedboats racing around Long Island.


    September 24, 2011


    Hosted by

    ~ Manhasset Bay Marina ~
    10 Matinecock Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050


    (516) 883-8411

    Produced by the National Powerboat Association






    Don Aronow



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    HQ



    Entry Fee: $ 1,000.00


    Entry fee includes Dockage at Manhasset Bay Marina

    Sponsored by
    HORBA
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    Michael Aronow




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    View Live GPS tracking on the web The Festivities

    The excitement begins as crews from around the nation begin to arrive at Manhasset Bay Marina. The ‘Good Voyage’ cocktail party will start dockside at 6:00PM at the outdoor bar at the marina on Friday Sept 23, 2011.

    The Main Event
    The Main Event begins at 8AM at buoy #27 on the
    Long Island Sound


    The Awards Ceremony
    The awards ceremony will begin Saturday afternoon.
    The V-Bottom and Catamaran Trophies will be awarded at 5:00PM
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    All crew must be NPBA members.

    All safety requirements must be met, as per entry form

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    Don Aronow was born on March 3 1927 as Donald Joel Aronow. He was both a designer and racer of powerboat brands that are still out there like cigarette and Donzi. Apart from that, Don also raced and built Formula speed boats. Amongst his famous clientele there were people like; His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Iran, Malcolm Forbes and George H. W. Bush. Also President Lyndon Johnson – in retirement – owned several Donzies designed by Don Aronow that he would used to race wiht his Secret Service agents.

    Coming from the New Jersey construction business, Don Aronow moved to Miami in 1961 where he began racing powerboats as a hobby. Late 1962 Mr. Aronow started constucting boats in the Formula Marine boat company. This company was sold off to start Donzi Marine in 1964. 1966 was the year Magnum Marine was started together with Elton Cary. After winning the World Championship in 1970 he started the Cigarette Racing Team racing with his own designs. After selling off Cigarette in the late 1970’s, Don Aronow formed USA Racing Team and built the Blue Thunders, used by the United States Customs Service, these 39 foot catamarans patrolled the American waters.

    The Aronow designs have won over 350 offshore races and the man himself was a World Champion 2 times and 3 times U.S. Champion. Don Aronow and Gar Wood are also the only two Americans to have received the Gold Medal of Honor of the U.I.M., the sports governing body.













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    Long Island have any reasonable tow services?! LOL might be in with my 29' single but you know how well singles and big water mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantastixvoyage View Post
    Long Island have any reasonable tow services?! LOL might be in with my 29' single but you know how well singles and big water mix
    All the competitors are equipped with live GPS tracking devices. If you have a problem everyone will know about it right away.

    There are plenty of harbors to pull into on both the Long Island sound side and the ocean side.

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    Only two more Saturdays before the big event.

    Now is the time to make that fnal decision and call Billy and enter.
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    How many boats are signed up as of today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
    How many boats are signed up as of today?
    Looks like 8 to 10.

    Smallest is a 18 foot Donzi and the largest is a 50 footer that is trying for a non stop run.

    Also a famous center console, that was used in many magazine ads a few years ago.

    I'm sure as we get closer we might attract more. The only chance there is for a real open ocean race in the USA.

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    What are the classes?

    Where are the rules and requirements etc?

    What is the total length of the race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1000man View Post
    What are the classes?

    Where are the rules and requirements etc?

    What is the total length of the race?
    Go to www.nationalpowerboat.com scroll down the right side until you come to the Around Long Island info.

    Class rules at www.historicraceboats.com look under Ocean Racing, future races section

    271 miles total length....there is a chart (map) of the course on the NPBA site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Banana View Post
    Go to www.nationalpowerboat.com scroll down the right side until you come to the Around Long Island info.

    Class rules at www.historicraceboats.com look under Ocean Racing, future races section

    271 miles total length....there is a chart (map) of the course on the NPBA site.
    Thanks Charlie, I'll look it up.


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