Driven by Brian Forehand and throttled and owned by Michael “Doc” Janssen, the 29-foot Outerlimits Snowy Mountain Brewery appeared to take an easy victory over the Superboat Vee fleet today in the Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championships. But while the team’s win—its second in the three-race SBI Worlds format—this morning was decisive, the conditions made it anything but easy, according to Janssen.
“It was a lot more challenging out there today than Wednesday,” said Janssen. “Today was one of those days when I felt especially lucky to have Brian Forehand driving. “We went up in the air and got sideways, and he was able to correct it. With anybody else behind the wheel, we probably would have spun out.”
Despite the harrowing moment captured in this image provided by Janssen, the three-time Superboat Vee world champion said he feels confident heading into Sunday’s final race.
“Now we control our own destiny,” he said. “We’re exactly where we wanted to be.”