When the fish aren’t biting- what could be better, than being anchored in the middle of the south turn of the World Offshore Power Boat Association’s world championship races off the Juno Beach pier – on a Saturday- Blue skies, lots of sunshine, great friends, and fast boats roaring by in excess of 150 miles per hour. We had the privilege to sit aboard a friends 57′ Viking Sport fisherman, as an official observation boat, and were less that 200 yards from the boats as they rounded the south turn and headed back north to Jupiter inlet at over 150 miles per hour. It was a “testosterone rush” for sure.
Having run an ocean race boat back in the early 70’s, —- for me, it was a true “T” high. Actually, I call it the “heebie jeebies”. To watch and hear those boats thunder down that front stretch and slow to a 75 MPH or so to hang turn two, and then turn it on coming out of turn three brought back great memories. I miss speed on water.
Thanks Jim for a great day on the water. (Enjoy some pics)