I don’t think I’ll be able to attend too many offshore races this year, but one thing’s for sure, I know I’ll be covering quite a few of them in this column and for Speedonthewater.com. And, starting with the Super Boat International (SBI) Smokin’ the Sound Super Boat Grand Prix in Biloxi, Mississippi at the end of April, I am really looking forward to the upcoming season—I can’t say that every year.
Between new events, new boats and new faces, this could be one of the most exciting racing seasons we’ve had in many years. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see how Miss GEICO fares with the first production set of Mercury Racing 1650 engines and all the changes the team has made to the boat. Let’s not forget that the Qatar Team will be debuting its turbine-powered 50-foot Mystic Powerboats catamaran this season and potentially setting some speed records.