Go-fast boating fans likely will have to wait until sometime next year to see Stuart Hayim attempt to break the record he set in 2012 for circumnavigating Long Island, N.Y. That’s the most recent word from the retired multi-time offshore racing world champion offshore champion.
Time constraints have forced Hayim (left), shown here during the 2012 record-breaking run with Tomlinson, to put off his next attempt until next year.
Hayim established the current “Around Long Island” mark of 2 hours and 11 minutes with throttleman John Tomlinson in a 42-foot Marine Technology, Inc., catamaran, with Mercury Racing 1350 engines. He initially planned to tackle the run again with Tomlinson in July in his new 52-foot MTI cat with Mercury Racing 1650s. Health issues forced the 67-year-old cancer survivor, who dedicated his entire offshore racing career and his last Long Island run to raising awareness and funding for cancer research, to postpone the attempt.
Time constraints have forced Hayim, who owns Maserati of Manhattan as well as Ferrari-Maserati in Long Island and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to postpone it once more.
“We could end up doing it as early as next spring,” said Hayim. “But I really need more time to pull it all together.”
Hayim previous record-setting run raised more than $65,000 for the Don Monti Memorial Cancer Research Foundation.