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Real Open Ocean Racing is back ....June 2020

Old 01-15-2020, 07:36 PM
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Default Real Open Ocean Racing is back ....June 2020

HORBA and SEARACE..............Flash news release!!!!!!!



We have been working toward this for a long time and finally it is here.

Real open ocean offshore racing! OCEAN CUP RACE SERIES

www.OceanCup.com for rules and regulations



Governing Bodies:

Powerboat P1 / UIM / APBA



RACE BOATS QUALIFICATIONS:

Up to 50 feet in length

Vee bottom and twin hull catamaran style boats

1,000 to 1,600 HP Engines

Operated by two pilots - 1 driver, - 1 throttle man

Equipped with State of the Art Satellite Navigation

Racing against the clock at 140 MPH

Boats staged at event site for fans enjoyment



That's right you can race offshore, out of sight of land, all the way from West Palm Beach Florida to Freeport Grand Bahamas. Distance of 100 miles each way, with a stop off and party over night in the Bahamas.

For those old enough to remember, I am talking about the re-creating of the Gateway Marathon of the 1960's era.

It will be held on June 5 -6, 2020

First entries have been received and are the Deep Vee of Nigel Hook and the Mystic Turbine Catamaran of Nigel Bhagan. More entries are promised from the racers of Trinidad and Tobago.



EXTRA - EXTRA - EXTRA................. OLD SCHOOL CRUISE



HORBA / SEARACE ...is organizing a Old School Cruise on the same weekend, that will be open to Historic Offshore Race Boats, that have been restored. This cruise will cover the same course as the Ocean Cup Race, but at a much easier pace at a different time. These restored offshore race boats will run over as a group and we are requesting a 50 to 60 MPH speed be attainable for these restored boats. (Depending on weather)

Modern Offshore Boats that would like to cross with the restored race boats, are also invited to participate. Modern boats will run in a different group as the restored race boats.

There will be hotels available for the overnight stay in the Bahamas. More info on available fuel and ALL THE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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Old 01-18-2020, 02:51 PM
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Default Gateway Marathon - 1964-1969

The Gateway Marathon is now recognized as a APBA/UIM World Speed Record and it will be held again this June 5 & 6.
The race course and instructions are available at OceanCup. Entry and Registration is with Powerboat P1.

The current World Record is held by Nigel Hook and Michael Silfverberg #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook
outbound 1hr 3min 43sec averaging 95.326mph
inbound 1hr 5min 36sec averaging 91.646mph
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The Gateway Marathon is now recognized as a APBA/UIM World Speed Record and it will be held again this June 5 & 6.
The current World Record is held by Nigel Hook and Michael Silfverberg #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook
outbound 1hr 3min 43sec averaging 95.326mph
inbound 1hr 5min 36sec averaging 91.646mph
Round Trip - 2hr 9min 9sec average speed 93.497 (APBA Record)
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