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Old 09-23-2010, 03:17 PM
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Default New Attempt at AROUND LONG ISLAND RECORD MARATHON RUN

An attempt at the N.P.B.A. AROUND LONG ISLAND RECORD will be made tomorrow morning, Sept 24th, 2010, 7 am starting at “Gong 15” off of Lloyds Neck, NY by Tom Abraham in his 36 MTI Cat powered by Merc 700 HP’s.
There will be a “liv “ satellite broadcast of him running at www.nationalpowerboat.com
Tune in and see if he breaks Stu Hayim’s record of 3 hours and 6 minutes.
THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY THE NATIONAL POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:02 PM
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Looks like Tom should have decent conditions tomorrow for his record attempt. Best of luck... wish I could make it out to watch him go by.
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My wife and I are having dinner tonight with Dean Gibbs and his wife. Dean is the British team owner with the 52 foot Outerlimits that raced last weekend Around Long Island. We met for a short time today and he said that he already has texts and e-mails from other owners in Europe and the UK, that he feels they will be coming back next year with at least four teams, to get that trophy and bring it back to Europe.

The dinner was quite enlightening. The Brits are very serious about getting a real offshore world circuit going again. They were very impressed with Billy Frenz and his satellite beacons on each boat. They use a similar system but said this one was much better. They loved the location that Guy La Motta provided.

They loved the fact that this is so close to NYC and could be used by many potential sponsors, to really make an impact with their marketing promotions, and showcase their products to a major part of the US population and center of influence.

They in short would like to make this Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Race as one of their races on the world circuit. The others would be, Cowes - Torquay and the London to Monte Carlo. They are unearthing many of the old trophies they have over there and will be using them for victories in various classes.

And don't forget, they are putting on the Around Britain Race in 2011.

We of course, would not have many competitors who would travel the world like that, but at least we would know that we are competiting agsinst the very best that Europe has to offer when they race here in the States.

For our own circuit, we would want to limit it, to no more than four races spread over a year. The New York race, one in the Great Lakes, we already have an offer to help with that one. One in California....hopefully we can work with a group out there. And last but not least, Florida.

Any offshore racers out there that like this idea???
Hello Sonic Team ,

Great day for you , Congratulations

Charlie - Rich
Great Write up.

Charlie:

We really do need a real Offshore race out here in the San Francisco California Bay Area.

thank you
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An attempt at the N.P.B.A. AROUND LONG ISLAND RECORD will be made tomorrow morning, Sept 24th, 2010, 7 am starting at “Gong 15” off of Lloyds Neck, NY by Tom Abraham in his 36 MTI Cat powered by Merc 700 HP’s.
There will be a “liv “ satellite broadcast of him running at www.nationalpowerboat.com
Tune in and see if he breaks Stu Hayim’s record of 3 hours and 6 minutes.
THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY THE NATIONAL POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION.
hey Billy what cat did stu have the mod 32 skater or 40 or 46 when he ran it. if you guys get 30 to 50 boats next yr are there going to be classes or winner take all. and congrats to TEAM SONIC WINNING IN THE ROUGH WATER last week .now that was the balls.
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Stu had his 32 Skater. Im putting my money on Abraham to break it!!
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An attempt at the N.P.B.A. AROUND LONG ISLAND RECORD will be made tomorrow morning, Sept 24th, 2010, 7 am starting at “Gong 15” off of Lloyds Neck, NY by Tom Abraham in his 36 MTI Cat powered by Merc 700 HP’s.
There will be a “liv “ satellite broadcast of him running at www.nationalpowerboat.com
Tune in and see if he breaks Stu Hayim’s record of 3 hours and 6 minutes.
THIS EVENT IS SANCTIONED BY THE NATIONAL POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION.
Would have been real good to see those guys take the Long Island record -

But the FPT powered Outerlimits mono - "Going Lean" will do it for the Brits!
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So that is what you've been working on in your secret photo lab....Thanks I love it!

that's a nice pic. congrats to the sonic team. not that you need it, but you guys certainly have my respect.

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Congratulations, gentlemen!
In honor of the boat and crew that won this with a lot of heart.



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Nobody does tributes like you Jay.
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What I can't understand is why weren't there any Apaches in this Don Aronow Tribute race??
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What I can't understand is why weren't there any Apaches in this Don Aronow Tribute race??
I bet there will be next year!
If you trace the Sonic lineage back it is originally an Aronow design.
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