2016 Texas 300 Wrap Up
Congratulations to Team Yo Baby!, Shannon Galway and Jonathan Atwood, on winning the 14th annual Great Texas Catamaran Race. They managed to hold off second place Team Great Texas 300, Steve Piche and Juke Ball, by 4 minutes. Yo Baby also won the F18 Class. Fastest elapsed time was won by Team Buoy 44, Brian Lambert and Will Rottgering. They also won the open class.
The first two legs of this year’s Great Texas were run in breezy conditions while the final two legs were conducted in lighter conditions. The strong breeze on day 1 knocked out two teams, Sailboat Shop (broken mast) and Jack Flash (ripped main). Fortunately, the other 8 boats were able to finish the 300 mile course.
Off the water, we had great parties in South Padre (sponsored by Silver Bullet Racing), Mustang Island (Triple Threat BBQ), Surfside (TCDYC), East Beach in Galveston (Bolivar Yacht Club) and Galveston awards banquet (Carlyle Homes). As you can see, we kept everyone well feed during the event.
Thanks to the many, many people who help with the event!
Leg 1 of the Great Texas, Wednesday, June 15th
South Padre to Mustang Island (103 miles)
Leg 1 of the Great Texas was run in a good stiff 15-20 knot breeze. Team Automotive Solutions was first to the beach followed by Team Buoy 44. However, Teams Yo Baby and Great Texas 300 corrected over both boats. Team Yo Baby had a 13 second lead going into leg 2. Unfortunately, Teams Sailboat Shop and Jack Flash suffered damage and had to abandon the race.