Not only is Bermuda’s Loren Morissey a devoted offshore racing fan—the guy actually traveled to Qatar on his own dime to watch the first and last Qatar Cup in 2014—he’s an excellent photographer. His image of CMS running side by side with Miss GEICO during last year’s Super Boat International Offshore World Championships in Key West, Fla., was so stunning that it made the cover of the November/December issue of Speed On The Water digital magazine, not at all bad for a “amateur” shooter.
Negotiating Superboat-class traffic was the key to success for Sun Print during this month’s SBI National Championships. Photo courtesy/copyright Loren Morissey.
On hand for the SBI National Championships in Clearwater, Fla., earlier this month (read the story), Morissey came home with a slew of great images. And he graciously sent us this one of Sun Print, the 29-foot Extreme raceboat that won the Superboat Vee-class contest in Clearwater. (LSB/Hurricane of Awesomeness took home the National Championship in the class.) By all accounts, Sun Print’s owner/throttleman Steve Miklos and driver Steve Fehrmann ran like men possessed.
“We had a good race, but a lucky race—but I’ve been on the other side of that so I’ll take it,” said Miklos. “We got a good start that we were able to consolidate once we got into the Superboat-class traffic. Steve did a great job in traffic. We were able to get our lead out to 19 seconds, which was fortunate as we spun out and hit a buoy.”
Miklos paused then laughed. “Steve had never hit a buoy before,” he said. “It was his first.”