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Old 06-03-2009, 11:42 AM
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Sunny Isles Beach offshore challenge news release!

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Offshore Events LLC was notified at 2330 (11:30 p.m. EST) June 2, 2009 via email from Offshore Super Series indicating Offshore Super Series has officially canceled their involvement with the “Sunny Isle Beach Offshore Challenge Weekend”

While terribly disappointed Offshore Events LLC remains steadfast as we have a race site with all functional elements in place for a terrific boat race weekend. However, our contract with the City of Sunny Isle Beach requires we provide a nationally sanctioned race. On this specific note the City has made concession to support a one time invitational event. In order to satisfy this concession we must provide the City Manager a boat count list no later than 1500 (3 p.m. EST) today 3 June 2009. Each boat must submit a letter of commitment addressed to the City of Sunny Isles Beach.

Without the City support the entire race weekend will be cancelled to include the Bimini Ocean Race and the Thunderboat Rally. We can not and will not sacrifice, compromise, or concede with regard to our safety management plan, insurance, and emergency medical responsibilities.

Regrettably we do not have a cash race purse as sponsorship has been incredibly difficult this year. However, in lieu of cash we do have 38K (retail value) of Invicta Watches, and approximately 15K of in-kind gift certificates and vouchers for stays in luxury resorts and other accommodations to be awarded to the race teams.

Presently we anticipate a $1000.00 entry fee for all boats. As previously communicated if any net income remains from the race entries it will be redistributed to the racers. All proceeds TOTAL AMOUNT TAKEN IN from Saturday night’s charity auction will go directly to the charity.

Words or any vocabulary can not presently satisfy or properly state how Larry and I feel right now. We remain onboard and ready for Race Boats and Recreational Performance Boats to Show up so please RSVP with a commitment letter as quick as you can to save this race through these tough times.

We are very appreciative to all of the local sponsors, volunteers, and family members who have done a remarkable job on behalf of this event.

We SALUTE the City of Sunny Isle Beach, Miami Dade County, Newport Hotel, INVICTA watches, T n T Marine and all the other sponsors who have done so much and made so many concessions and sacrifices.

We are additionally very grateful for the support and kind words of the individuals within Offshore Super Series who remained in stride step with us to the end and have now offered to volunteer for the invitational event.

With your help and commitment letters to the city to attend we will have a great race this year and preserve this race site for years to come.

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Are you going to foward our entry form or do we need to send another letter?
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Exclamation Contact info for City requested!

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We are with you 100%! get the contact info on here so we can get the commitment letters sent in...
If you have a template letter or form letter it would help expedite the process, and streamline taking action on this.

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Thanks for all the support:

Who, what, how. Open to anyone and everyone OSS, SBI,OPA, etc everyone. The Bimini Ocean Race will take off as planned. We will take the pool of registered boats and determine classes, race course length, etc etc.

We may have testing on Saturday in addition to the Rally the final will be held on Sunday. Show up and we will make it happen. Presently working to develop a modified rule book under the Offshore Events LLC. You can only imagine how fast and furious we are working to save this.

Please email commitment letters to [email protected]
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We are still in 100%.
So this is all over prize money? When has boat racing ever been about prize money?! When a raced back in 2002 to 2005 the prize money barely covered the entry fee!

This is for charity!

With all the money everyone spends on this sport and all the flash and bling I can't believe this would happen over that little bit of money. How much is first place $1000?

The kids tht are much less fortunate then all of us are depending on us!

Mercedes team is sponsoring the dinner on Friday night, I hope everyone can make it. Lets not let a little bit of money that won't even cover the gas to transport the boat ruin this weekend, so many have worked so hard for.

It's a tough year for everyone and everyone has to make sacrafices. Sponsorships are down. Those of us that are lucky enough to be able to do these events are more fortunate than many. The kids need us. Get your boats down here!
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Freeze Frame Video will be present and will race the 30ft superboat in the Bimini Race as planned. We will have a helicopter and will film and do video and stills of the Bimini Run the Rally and the Race as planned.Jeff
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Thanks for all the support:

Who, what, how. Open to anyone and everyone OSS, SBI,OPA, etc everyone. The Bimini Ocean Race will take off as planned. We will take the pool of registered boats and determine classes, race course length, etc etc.

We may have testing on Saturday in addition to the Rally the final will be held on Sunday. Show up and we will make it happen. Presently working to develop a modified rule book under the Offshore Events LLC. You can only imagine how fast and furious we are working to save this.

Please email commitment letters to [email protected]
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Brad just to clearify the race to Bimini is on Sunday instead of Friday.
NO, For now the Bimini Ocean race will take off just as planned on Friday. Saturday will be the rally and possibly testing for a Sunday final.

This event coincides with a city event and we are obligated to put on a race off the beach.

We of course will have to make some mods but we are trying to keep a similiar schedule. WE MUST HAVE A RACE OFF Sunny Isle Beach on Sunday for all the city to see, Race Boats and helicopters going round and round.
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Here is the list in no paticular order: Thanks for all the support. I am sure it will grow through the nigt and tomorrow.

1. TURBINE MARINE 44 MTI
2.. TURBINE MARINE 50 Nor-Tech V
3. DOUBLE TROUBLE FOUNTAIN
4. CHRIS SAVITTS 36 CIGARETTE
5. Jeff Wexler 30 Motion
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7. Miccosukee DOUG WRIGHT
8. Miccosukee FOUNTAIN
9. Auqamania TURBINE MYSTIC
10. GEICO TURBINE MYSTIC
11. MERCEDES 44 MTI
12. CMS 48 MTI
13. TNT 48 MTI
14. TIME FLIES 42 MTI
15. LEHMAN BROTHERS 43 Nor Tech
16. RACHELS 44 MTI
17. X CRC John Costello 39 MTI
18. Jim Lee Freedom One 46 SKATER
19. EXTREME VORTEC Steve Miklos
20. XXX OUTERLIMITS
21. Lisa Mathews/ GEICO FOUNTAIN
22. FURY Guy Costa DOUG WRIGHT
23. PREMIER PERFORMANCE CIGARETTE
24. ALL JACKED UP SKATER
25. MUSCLE RACING FOUNTAIN
26. AMSOIL SKATER
27. DAREDEVIL
28. STIHL DOUG WRIGHT
29. SCARDY CAT SKATER
30. MOTION 43 MOTION
31. MOTION 42 MOTION
32. X Muscle 33 PowerPLAY
33. MAXIMUS 45 CIGARETTE
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