Unlike most offshore racing teams, which tend to have single owners who answer to no one, the Miss GEICO campaign is literally run by committee. The Scotts (Begovich and Colton), the Garys (Goodell and Stray) and Marc Granet (there is only one Marc Granet) are equal partners in the team. They don’t have to agree on all decisions, but they do have to make them as a group.
With the 2018 SBI season behind it, the team and its chartreuse-hued catamaran are more than ready for the upcoming OPA World Championships. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The only entity that can overrule the group is its sponsor, of course. And that means, as previously reported in March on speedonthewater.com, the Miss GEICO team will not compete at next month’s Super Boat International World Championships in Key West, Fla.
“For us, this is about winning races but for our sponsor it’s about selling insurance,” said Stray, who manages the team. “And they are paying the bills.