Technically speaking, this is still the off-season for domestic offshore racing. The first races of 2012 under the various sanctioning bodies don’t kick off until April. For most teams, it’s a time to tinker with the boat, send out “Hail Mary” sponsorship proposals, and tackle a few neglected indoor home improvement projects.
But that’s far from the case for Miss Geico Racing, which fields the impossible-to-miss neon-green turbine-powered 50-foot Mystic catamaran.
“We’re busier in the off-season than we are during the racing season,” says Marc Granet, the driver of the boat.
“I haven’t been home on a weekend since Christmas,” says Scott Begovich, the cat’s throttleman. “We’ve been knee deep in boat shows since January.”