Saturday, August 19, 2017

A powerboat race team appears to have broken a time record for crossing from the Florida Keys to Cuba.

Throttleman Nigel Hook of San Diego, and driver Jay Johnson of Scottsdale, Arizona, piloted the 48-foot SilverHook on Thursday just over 103 miles from Key West to a point off the El Morro castle in Havana in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 3 seconds.

The boat averaged 79.23 mph in what veteran racer Hook labeled "very tricky water."

Their time eclipsed an unofficial 2015 record of 1:30 set by Apache Star, and the 1922 sanctioned record of 6 hours.

Link:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-powerboat-keys-cuba-20170818-story.html


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