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    a tribute to Don

    surprised I haven't seen it pop up here, maybe some of the guys on the island will get out to see it.


    this is old school run wat ya brung, short sprint flat water drag boats stay home, plan your course plan your fuel stops, run it has hard and fast as you'll think it will last to make the 271 mile circuit.

    I am going out depending on my travel plans either the friday night before or sat. to see the finish

    the LGDCC is going to donate a few flags with the old school donzi logo to the cause.

    it is a wonderful tribute to Don and all the guys from when offshore was offshore. Brownie won this one year in a Donzi 28.

    I would love to try this in the hornet but that ain't happening this year
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    some familiar names up there


    from another site

    "Distance: 271 miles total. You can stop for fuel where ever you want.
    Stu Hayim in his 32 Skater, "RECOVERY" set the record for this course at 3 hours and 6 minutes in 1989 with Joey Impresscia on the throttles.
    Past Winners:
    1959: Jim Lacy 17' HUNTER w/70 HP Merc O/B 8 hrs and 30 min
    avg: 34.2 mph 280 miles
    1960: Chuck Mercereau 17' POWER CAT w/2-80 HP Merc O/B's 6 hrs
    avg: 46.7 mph 280 miles
    1961: Sam Griffith 31'Bertram GlASS MOPPIE 2-330 HP Chryslers 6 hrs 22 min
    avg: 44 mph 280 miles
    1962: Jim Wynne 19' Glastron GULFSTREAM 2-100 HP Volvos 6 hrs and 2 min
    avg: 42.9 mph 258.8 miles
    1963: Gene Bianco 19'ELTRO 2-100 HP Merc O/B's 5 hrs and 26 min
    avg: 44.2 mph 240 miles
    1964: Odell Lewis 25' Bertram MONA LOU 2-310 HP MerCruisers 5 hrs and 6 min
    avg: 48 mph 245 miles
    1965: Stanley Humes 20' OWENS 225 HP MerCruiser 7 hrs and 45 min
    avg: 30.2 mph 234 miles
    1966: Alan Brown 28'Donzi BROAD JUMPER 2-530HP Holman& Moodys 4 hrs & 42 min
    avg: 53.8 mph 253 miles
    1967: Dick Genth 28'Formula THUNDERBIRD IV 450 HP MerCruiser 5 hrs & 23 min
    avg: 47 mph 253 miles
    1968: Bill Sirois 31'Bertram SIDEWINDER 2-475 HP MerCruisers 3 hrs & 59 min
    avg: 63.5 mph 253 miles
    1969:Peter Rittmaster 31'Bertram AMERICAN MOPPIE 2-475HP MerCs 4 HRS& 33 min
    avg: 48.9 mph 222.5 miles
    ...and then the event moved to Point Pleasant, New Jersey in 1970. "
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
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    Thats a real race !
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    I was at the first Point pleasant race andwatched from our boat. this is where we first met Brownie. Then the name changed from the Hennessy to Bennie Hanna GP.
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    Weather forecast looks good for the 18th, I am thinking of stationing myself in Gardner"s Bay between the points. Any farther down the course they will be to spread out, the bay should moderate conditions so they can really let loose through that stretch.

    Phil
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    Linda and I will going out to LI with the Corsican, connecting with MOP .. anyone else heading out?

    Possiblity of a rendezvous at Claudio's for drinks in the afternoon?


    On OSO there is a post for volunteers . . . .
    http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/c...sept-18th.html


    Mario L.

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    I am not sure if I will be back in time to get out there, I am traveling by car and if I do go will be at la motta's in port washington Start finish line.

    they are leaving port washington at 7:30 am on sat judging from the times I posted using 4 hrs as an avg 3 hrs is the record I would imagine it would take them 1-1/2 to 2 hrs to get to Gardiner's bay maybe a little sooner if the sound is flat . so I guess to be safe I would be in the bay by 8:30 am
    When the sky is grey,look out to sea.
    When the waves are high and the light is dying,
    well raise a glass and think of me...
    When I'm home again,
    boys, I'll be buying!

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    Ahhm late Friday PM arrival, early sat AM launch . . . Breakfast on the boat at speed!

    Mario

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    We can pickup some breakfast on the way then do lunch at Claudios, I am checking on launching in Greenport about 2-3 miles from where I think we should be.
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    A friend of mine let me borrow his 28 skater with 2 merc 2.5 race motors for the LOTO shoot out trip the weekend before last. That would be a perfect boat for this race.

    The owner of this skater that I borrowed has a 46 Skater called Freedom 1. He ran it in the Miami to Bimini and back this year. He won the piston class.
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    Called my Lt. buddy on the Southold force we have no problem using the ramp in Greenport, it is another real nice ramp. That will save us 25+ miles of running up bay, it is about 1-1/2 miles from Claudios. I figure if we leave my place at 7 that will give us enough time to hit the deli on the north road, should have no problem being on station by 8. Phil
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    Is there room for one more boat, truck and trailer?
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    Yes! You can launch where we will be going in, give me a call after 6 I will give you directions to the ramp.

    Phil
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    Langston Made it down but will have a tale of woe, going to chase him out of the rack in a few minutes. Looks like we will have a great day for the race, MadDad is rolling this way as I type will try for some shots of the boats.

    Phil
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    It will be interisting on the outside of the Island today with the ocean swells from Igor.
    I wish I could get down to see it.
    Dave

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