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Old 08-15-2011, 10:53 AM
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Just six weeks left to prepare for the Second Annual Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Marathon. Spetember 24, 2011. Start and finish at Guy LaMotta's Manhasset Bay Marina.

Last year this event was won by a 1987 30 foot Sonic with twin small blocks and Alpha drives with showers........ this was a pleasure boat, not a special built race boat.

Real open ocean racing is not all about the fastest boat, it is more about the crew that is well prepared and can be the most tenacious when the going gets tough. Does that sound like you and your crew? The event is run by both HORBA and Billy Frenz's National Powerboat Association. www.nationalpowerboat.com

Everyone talks about the history of our sport and many say that they wished they could have lived back then to have done something like that.......well here is your opportunity.

Around Long Island there are many ports for you to stop and refuel and catch a second wind...of if you decide to pull out, a place for you to stop in and call for your trailer to come and get you.

This is the same exact course that the legends of the past raced on. Here is your chance to follow in those same footsteps and write your own personal history....something to tell your grandkids when you get older.......Yes, I did that run!!!
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great event. hope a lot of teams show up this year.

p.s. change the npba website in your post.
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sounds like fun. how long of a run is it and about how many boats showed up last year? Wish we had more going on here on the west coast
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great event. hope a lot of teams show up this year.

p.s. change the npba website in your post.
Thanks, change made......Billy would have killed me..LOL
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sounds like fun. how long of a run is it and about how many boats showed up last year? Wish we had more going on here on the west coast
Five teams started last year. We have a Donzi 22 returning this year from Virginia for the small boat class. So you have 6 weeks to come on over from the west coast.

If people would just relax and enjoy this event it is a lot of fun. There are no points to build toward becoming a World Champion, you just run and enjoy the camraderie.

The start on north side of the island is sheltered.... on the LI Sound side.... and the run along the beach on the way back is running sideways on the waves.

Simple rules....don't turn right too often and never make a big left hand turn.
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From the NPBA website:

Saturday, September 24 is the date set for the second annual Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Marathon, a 271 mile course starting at Buoy #27 on Long Island Sound. Headquarters is the Manhasset Bay Marina and LaMottas Restaurant in Port Washington, NY.
We will travel North-East from Buoy #27 to the twin forks of eastern Long Island, past Orient Point, around Montauk Point, into the Atlantic Ocean, past Brooklyn, through New York Harbor, keeping Governors Island and Manhattan to port, up the East River and then run back into Long Island Sound to the finish, Buoy #27. We will then return to LaMottas Restaurant for the Award Celebration.
The classes are listed at National Powerboat Marathon Boat Class List.

We are looking forward to somebody breaking the Stu Hayim 32 Skater Cat record of 3 hours and 6 minutes. The 2010 winner was Joe Fusco in his 31 Sonic with small-blocks at 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Thinkfast Films has interested ESPN in providing television coverage, so do not be surprised to see them on-board at his years event.

Our Kattack satellite tracking devices will provide live position and speed updates on the internet.

Don Aronow Memorial 271 mile Marathon Race Around Long Island Sept 24, 2011
Early Bird Entry Fee Discounts
$1,000.00 until August 30, 2011
$1,200.00 after September 1, 2011

Open and Print the Don Aronow Memorial Around Long Island Marathon Entry Form on the website.

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HORBA MARATHON
CLASS RULES


Class A 42 to 50 feet 3 or more engines

Class B 30 to 41 feet 2 engines

Class C 25 to 33 feet Outboards and Single Inboard

Class D 18 to 24 feet Small Boat Class

Class H Historic Open & Production class categories


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Any hull design is allowed, Deep V, Cats, Trihulls etc. As long as the design is considered safe for ocean passage, it is allowed.

Boat measurement does not include any overhangs off the transoms, bustles, swim platforms etc. Measurement for length is taken from the bottom of the boat, where it joins the transom, to a line dropped from the bow.


Class C Outboards will be limited to a maximum of three motors with maximum horsepower of each outboard of 300. Outboard boats longer than 33 feet or with more than three engines of 300 HP each will move up to Class A.

Class H Historic outboards will be limited to a maximum of two modern era outboards, any horsepower, or three vintage era outboards. Vintage era outboards are 25 years old or older.


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Starting time for the marathon classes:

8:00 AM Historic & Class D

8:30 AM Classes A – B - C

All classes run against the same elapsed time calculation. Historic and Class D boats will not have a 30 minute time advantage.

No turbines powered boats allowed.



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Safety

We want the entrants to be as safe as possible, so we are still working with the concept of allowing canopy boats. Below are some ideas re allowing the canopy boats to compete. At this point .....they are suggestions, they are not finalized.

A.) No canopy boats unless each canopy boat provides it’s own helicopter and safety crew that will maintain it’s position over that boat for the entire length of the course. There will be no sharing of helicopters over more than a single canopy boat.
B.) Canopy boats may be altered for safety purposes by cutting the top off the canopy to allow safe exit from the boat by the crew in case of an accident. A specific sized opening will be required, as the European teams have.
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The Apache guys have been formally invited....just in case we have big water this year, this will be their chance to really use their boats.
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Hopefully there's a good showing this year! I'm looking forward to it!

Charlie, since this is put on by HORBA and Billy Frenz's NPBA... are the proceeds of the $1000/$1200 entrance fee going to charity, or is this "for profit" like all of Billy's other NPBA events?
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Hopefully there's a good showing this year! I'm looking forward to it!

Charlie, since this is put on by HORBA and Billy Frenz's NPBA... are the proceeds of the $1000/$1200 entrance fee going to charity, or is this "for profit" like all of Billy's other NPBA events?
Actually there will be a nice "extra" for the competitors that will be coming out of the entrance fee.

Sounds like you are going to be a competitor this year, not just someone analyzing from the sidelines, you will be very happy.
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