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Highs and Lows From Sarasota


With a combined 32 catamarans and V-bottoms in the eight-class field for this past Sunday’s races, the Super Boat International Super Boat Suncoast Grand Prix didn’t have anything resembling its largest offshore raceboat turnout in its 29-year history. Then again, what was there was choice, as they say, and the relatively small fleet reportedly didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the thousands of spectators on hand for the event in Sarasota, Fla.

Every offshore powerboat race—and the Sarasota event is traditionally at or near the top of the SBI regular season races—has its highs and lows. What follows are three of each, arguable of course, and one high/low from Sunday’s races.

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