A text from longtime Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats customer Mark Tuck popped up on my phone yesterday, and it took my breath away. The text read:
“Hard to believe it was one year ago tomorrow when we did the kilo runs. It’s amazing how much things can change in a year.”
Amazing indeed. And heartbreaking.
Tuck was the chief organizer of the Outerlimits V-bottom kilo record runs that began one year ago today on a gray and drizzly morning in Washington, N.C. To get there in time, I flew home from the 2014 Desert Storm event in Arizona, stopped by my home in Northern California just long enough to repack and kiss everyone hello and goodbye, and hopped on an eastbound flight for Raleigh-Durham that landed just before midnight.