OSS on track for The Sunny Isles Beach for Don Aronow Memorial Just a few days from now, the most incredible racing machines in the world will converge upon Sunny Isles Beach FL for a weekend of high performance boating action. This event is...
OSS on track for The Sunny Isles Beach for Don Aronow Memorial
Just a few days from now, the most incredible racing machines in the world will converge upon Sunny Isles Beach FL for a weekend of high performance boating action. This event is free to watch from anywhere along Sunny Isles Beach and provides a great afternoon of family fun and entertainment. Some people call this sort of racing -- NASCAR on water. It's unpredictable, it's exciting and it's all happening on June 19 - 22nd.
The boats will race in the ocean but the land based activity will all take place in Haulover Park, directly across the street from the southernmost end of the race course. This high performance weekend will bring four different boating organizations together in order to make one mega event. It all starts on Thursday -- June 19th as the boats start to arrive from all over the United States and set up camp in Haulover Park. Then on Friday -- the Historic Boat Racing Association will host a race from Sunny Isles Beach to Bimini and back. This is a 100 mile run that will separate the men from the boys as HORBA resurrect true offshore racing. (For more info visit www.historicraceboats.com) At 5:30 pm on Friday afternoon the winning boats will be escorted from race village thru- Sunny isles beach on A1A and then back to Race Village for a victory celebration! Boatshed of Florida is hosting The Friday night Victory Celebration party for the winners of the Don Aronow Memorial Ocean Race featuring the Albert Castiglia band! This party is open to the public and will last until 10pm.
There is no charge to enter Race Village on Friday night so visitors are welcome to enjoy the Friday Night party and exotic car and motorcycle show provided by South Florida Toys and Chopper Nation of Miami. Add in some Historic Race Boat and a fleet of modern day racing machines that will be racing on Sunday, and you have an event that is sure to fill any speed junkie's need for speed. There will also be food, beverages and t-shirts available for purchase at the Racer Village. Who knows, you might even get to meet with some of today's top offshore race teams and get an autograph or a photo with the teams!
On Saturday morning, The Florida Powerboat Club will stage the Thunderboat Rally down memory lane. Stu Jones President of FPC said "We are thrilled to be a part of this huge event and the timing could not be more appropriate. It was fifteen years ago, in June 1993 when the FPC was founded in North Miami Beach, a spin-off from its predecessor, the Sunny Isles Powerboat Club. As far back as 1991, these poker run events were staged from landmark marinas including Sunny Isles and Fort Apache. This Saturday rally will take a trip down memory lane, as offshore powerboats will travel from Turnberry Isles, passing the former site of Fort Apache Marina, then running up Sunny Isles Beach in formation. The fleet will turn southbound, and run coastal waters to Biscayne Bay, with Gilberts Key Largo as their lunch destination. A helicopter crew will chase the powerboats and document the exciting day for the Powerboating in Paradise TV show, on SUN SPORTS network. To join in on the fun, contact the FPC office at: 954-545-1414 or go online at www.flpowerboat.com.
The action does stop there, on Saturday afternoon the Offshore Super Series boats will run time trials on the race course and then on Sunday the big show starts at noon with a Super Lite Tunnel exhibition race, then the real action starts as the Offshore Super Series boats take to the ocean and blisters the beach with speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.