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Inside SOTW Mag: An Enduring Worlds

The world championship that’s earned after enduring three days of competitive offshore racing in Key West, Fla., is something any team would be proud to take home. That’s not just obvious, it’s the primary reason teams put so much time, money and effort into the weeklong event organized by Super Boat International—the Key West Offshore World Championships.

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Broadco and the other teams in Key West showcased a sport that appears to be headed in the right direction. Photo by Rodrick Cox

But for some of those teams, a world championship means even more than the trophy and checkered flag from Key West. It means a clean sweep of Florida, National and World titles—a feat accomplished by just two teams this year—Hooters/Instigator and Black Pearl.

Gary Jones, who owns and drives the 38-foot Fountain Powerboats V-bottom Black Pearl with throttleman Billy Glueck, completed SBI’s triple crown by winning five of seven Manufacturer P3-class races to finish with the most points in both the Florida and National standings.

To read the rest of the feature on the Key West Worlds, download the November/December 2014 issue of Speed On The Water Digital Magazine at no charge by clicking here.