Florida Proud. Florida Strong. Florida Power(boats).

Florida Proud. Florida Strong. Florida Power(boats).

In true #Floridastrong fashion, the Super Boat International (SBI) 37th Annual Key West World Championship is still slated for November 5-12. Take that, Irma!

John Carbonell, SBI’s founder and president, said it best: “The people of Florida Keys and Key West are resilient and want to show the world… while it’s not easy, that in hard times we can work together and make things happen.”

Key West is not only the anchor in the world’s biggest and fastest offshore racing series, it’s also known for its challenging course.  One of the main challenges – and also a bonus for spectators! – is the close proximity in which the boats pass the grandstand in Key West Harbor. Other prime viewing spots include Mallory Square and various hotels along the harbor – if you’re lucky enough to snag a room!

In addition to the races, this week-long event offers other draws for racing enthusiasts – boats on display, test runs, meet & greets with racing crews, and a party on Duval Street. Check out the full schedule of events posted here: http://superboat.com/race-schedule/key-west-schedule/

We’re super pumped that the wake of Hurricane Irma hasn’t disrupted the impending wake of these super boats come November! It’s a true testament to the resilience described in Carbonell’s statement.

Florida proud. Florida strong. Florida power(boats).

 

Have you ever been to a powerboat race in Key West? Planning to witness the sound and the fury of this year’s World Championship?

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