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Old 06-02-2020, 08:39 AM
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Default Grand Prix boat racing coming to MHC

I'm looking forward to attending. Sept. 11 - 13. https://www.speedonthewater.com/stro..._sD58WRNPQ1Exs
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
I'm looking forward to attending. Sept. 11 - 13. https://www.speedonthewater.com/stro..._sD58WRNPQ1Exs
Jeff and Keri of Jack's Waterfrontr are the reason this is happening. I'm excited for it.

In speaking with Keri about it a while back, the Port, which was near death in business the last time the races were held here, allowed race HQ to run from it's docks. Now with the Port being nearly full at all times presents new challenges.

Plus being the weekend after labor day helped secure the waterway permits.

We'll be on the water watching.
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No way they can use the course they used years ago (saw on a poster in Jacks). Anyone know what route they will be taking?
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Very cool. I hope I am able to come down for it.
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Cool last time they did it. Only problem was the turning basin was closed for a while.
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So where is the proposed course? I'd love to go watch that, just trying to imagine where they'd run inside?
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Last time it went from the turning basin towards the inlet/fort Macon. They had bleachers and everything set up at the port to watch.
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If they are going to clog up the turning basin, and the inlet access, why do they call it offshore racing?
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Cool, I'd watch it! Hope it doesn't get scrapped.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
If they are going to clog up the turning basin, and the inlet access, why do they call it offshore racing?
Well.... Since the cat hulls started racing they had to move it to calmer waters that they could handle.
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will play hell with all the winds we have in this area
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Originally Posted by bills106 View Post
Well.... Since the cat hulls started racing they had to move it to calmer waters that they could handle.

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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post
If they are going to clog up the turning basin, and the inlet access, why do they call it offshore racing?
Apparently you have not seen Bogue Sound lately. It's stacked up with sloppy 1.5' white cappers.
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Now there's an idea... Race in Bogue Sound!
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Run em to the Big Rock and back!!
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Originally Posted by SEARAT36 View Post
Run em to the Big Rock and back!!
would probably crack their hulls before reaching the sea buoy
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ought to be cool to watch
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if this racing is similar to the racing the last time this was held in Morehead most of the spectators will be disappointed. It was impossible to tell who was racing who and if you did you couldn't tell who is ahead because of handicappng. It was a bunch of dis-similar boats running a loop course all mixed together. Some faster, some slower, but not what I would call a race that spectators would find exciting. If you were familiar with the format you may have been able to figure out what was going on but for us it was confusing and nowhere near exciting. I was west of the turning basin so maybe it was better on the straight shot side to the inlet. One of the boats flipped down near the inlet so there may well have been higher speeds there.
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Originally Posted by PhilRhodes View Post
if this racing is similar to the racing the last time this was held in Morehead most of the spectators will be disappointed. It was impossible to tell who was racing who and if you did you couldn't tell who is ahead because of handicappng. It was a bunch of dis-similar boats running a loop course all mixed together. Some faster, some slower, but not what I would call a race that spectators would find exciting. If you were familiar with the format you may have been able to figure out what was going on but for us it was confusing and nowhere near exciting. I was west of the turning basin so maybe it was better on the straight shot side to the inlet. One of the boats flipped down near the inlet so there may well have been higher speeds there.
How long ago was the last race? Gotta believe there is an app for that now... something that helps you track the progress and the handicapping, etc.

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