The racers who will be competing in this class are descending on the United States from the four corners of the world. The American based Miss GEICO team will have an all British crew, Steve Curtis (above) and James Sheppard. Curtis told me this morning: I’m looking forward to having the best season in years. As far as the competition goes, it’s a level playing field. When we are sitting on the start line, we will know that everyone has a fair chance.
Another Brit, Miles Jennings will be racing with Ugur Isik from Turkey in the Norwegian entry – Zabo Racing.
Curtis also told me that he expects a further 3 US teams to enter the Championship. Our company Offshore Racing Services are currently rigging the former Qatar 95 hull for a new racer and I expect to see a further 2 established teams to come in. Exciting times indeed for US Offshore Racing.
Article by John Moore – Powerboat Racing World.