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Old 09-26-2003, 03:35 PM
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You can see it here:

http://www.apbaoffshore.com/pdf/Course1.pdf
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:31 PM
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I was told by someone (just can't recall who right now) that the basic rectangle was going to be rotated to give more racing along the shore by Albert Whitted Feild. It's a good idea, it would give a lot more shorebound people a better viewing area.
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Guaranteed the best dry / wet pits of any race anywhere. The water is usually pretty flat and speeds will be some of the highest all year. Anybody care to argue that? Don't even think about it! BH
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You got that right, Brian! It's got to be one of the best set-ups on the whole circuit. Wet pits, dry pits, course, viewing, host hotel all within a small area.
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Nick, will this be better to watch from land or boat?
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Yikes! - Turn #1 is 4 feet deep!
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Old 09-29-2003, 10:35 AM
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I agree with Brian. The pier or the seawall in the park will be awesome places to watch from. The pier gives you an incredible vantage point of the whole course. The open rooftop is about 60 feet from sea level.

I have not seen where the spectator fleets are yet to be placed, but if you've ever watched from a boat, you'd know that sometimes they keep you pretty far away from the race course and because of your low level it's tough to see the other end of the course.
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Powerboats On..the..Pier Firday Night!!
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Yikes! - Turn #1 is 4 feet deep!

Those are "Mean Low's" Kitten on the charts.... Dave
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