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Offshore Racing 2015: Why Michigan City Matters


As of this moment, 27 teams have registered for Super Boat International’s upcoming race July 31-August 2 in Michigan City, Ind. No offense to the Hoosier State, but that an “offshore powerboat race” even happens in Indiana is something of a miracle. Then again, Michigan City is on the shores of Lake Michigan—just 60 miles south of Chicago—and that often-nasty inland body of water is, for lack of better words, offshore worthy.

The current Michigan City race roster is notable for a few reasons. First, with more than a week to go before the green flag drops there’s time for more teams to sign up. Second, the current number of teams on the list more than doubles the size of the fleet that ran there last year. Third, it comes on the heels of the cancellation of SBI’s event in Pensacola, Fla., which brought down the 2015 SBI regular season schedule to just four events—a record low for the organization.

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