May 13, 2010
This is the boat I "terrorized" with in 1981...Reggie's 1st boat...Kevlar hull with Merc 454's, twin turbocharged/Gale Banks set-up with Speedie II's...ran 86 MPH!
As I am "setting up" for the DON ARONOW MEMORIAL MARATHON RACE AROUND LONG ISLAND... this is the run.
On Sept 18th, 2010:
We are starting at LaMotta's Restaurant/Manhasset Bay Marina in Port Washington, NY, heading North and going around Orient Pt Litehouse, then around Montauk Pt Litehouse, south around the Rockaways, up the Hudson River, up the East River and back to LaMotta's Restaurant.
Distance: 271 miles total. You can stop for fuel where ever you want.
Stu Hayim in his 32 Skater, "RECOVERY" set the record for this course at 3 hours and 6 minutes in 1989 with Joey Impresscia on the throttles.
1959: Jim Lacy 17' HUNTER w/70 HP Merc O/B 8 hrs and 30 min
avg: 34.2 mph 280 miles
1960: Chuck Mercereau 17' POWER CAT w/2-80 HP Merc O/B's 6 hrs
avg: 46.7 mph 280 miles
1961: Sam Griffith 31'Bertram GlASS MOPPIE 2-330 HP Chryslers 6 hrs 22 min
avg: 44 mph 280 miles
1962: Jim Wynne 19' Glastron GULFSTREAM 2-100 HP Volvos 6 hrs and 2 min
avg: 42.9 mph 258.8 miles
1963: Gene Bianco 19'ELTRO 2-100 HP Merc O/B's 5 hrs and 26 min
avg: 44.2 mph 240 miles
1964: Odell Lewis 25' Bertram MONA LOU 2-310 HP MerCruisers 5 hrs and 6 min
avg: 48 mph 245 miles
1965: Stanley Humes 20' OWENS 225 HP MerCruiser 7 hrs and 45 min
avg: 30.2 mph 234 miles
1966: Alan Brown 28'Donzi BROAD JUMPER 2-530HP Holman& Moodys 4 hrs & 42 min
avg: 53.8 mph 253 miles
1967: Dick Genth 28'Formula THUNDERBIRD IV 450 HP MerCruiser 5 hrs & 23 min
avg: 47 mph 253 miles
1968: Bill Sirois 31'Bertram SIDEWINDER 2-475 HP MerCruisers 3 hrs & 59 min
avg: 63.5 mph 253 miles
1969:Peter Rittmaster 31'Bertram AMERICAN MOPPIE 2-475HP MerCs 4 HRS& 33 min
avg: 48.9 mph 222.5 miles
...and then the event moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1970.
I am not sure why the distances around Long Island change/are different some years.
All interested parties in participating or being a Safety Boat, please contact me.
This run is endorsed by Michael Aronow, Charlie McCarthy's "Historic Offshore Raceboat Association", and Guy LaMotta and his "Dry Martini" Race Team. Also, Guy's Manhasset Bay Marina and LaMotta's Restaurant, Port Washington, NY on Long Island Sound, are hosting this event
...Home of the Manhasset Bay "Gold Cup" Perpetual Trophy.
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PS: July 24th: Old Saybrook Poker Run
Sept 4th: Buzzard's Bay Poker Run
Sept 25th: Long Island Sound Poker Run