Historically speaking, the Cocoa Beach, Fla., event is the roughest offshore race of the Super Boat International season. And while anything can happen, there’s no reason to believe it will be any different for SBI’s season-opener (May 15-17) next weekend.
In 2014, the waters off Cocoa Beach threatened to swallow Steve Miklos’ Sun Print raceboat whole. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix (click image to enlarge).
This Pete Boden image of the Superboat Vee-class Sun Print raceboat disappearing between wind-whipped swells last year in Cocoa Beach tells you everything you need to know about the race. Winning at Cocoa isn’t as much about keeping boat and body in one piece as it is about posting the highest average lap speed. And as anyone who’s ever raced there can tell you, the line between the two is mighty fine.
You can catch the action from Cocoa Beach live next Sunday through the Super Boat International site. And if you happen to be browsing speedonthewater.com, you can catch it here, too. That’s right, for the first time in in its five-and-a-half year history, speedonthewater.com will be carrying a live feed from a go-fast boating event.
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