Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Race Around Long Island
A few racers have expressed interest in doing 'one-offs' and going for individual Class Records to circumnavigate Long Island. NPBA sanctions these events, as it did for Stu Hayim's famous record breaking run around Long Island in August, so please inquire if there is any interest to try. We have a book with all of the past record-holders so we can give you the info needed to be a record holder of your class.
The 2013 Entry Form will be soon be available for download
NATIONAL POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION
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Race Around Long Island Course
(We start at Bouy #27 heading NORTHEAST.)
There are no required stopping stations. Some boats are equipped to carry enough fuel, but they will have the option of refueling at any marina they choose.
Start and stop is buoy #27 off of Port Washington, Long Island Sound, north of Great Neck.
Proceed North on Long Island Sound, keeping the north shore of Long Island to starboard. After passing Orient Pt Lighthouse (N41.156427 by W 72.24187) and Montauk Point Lighthouse (N41.071577 by W 71.861572), proceed South, past Freeport and the Rockaways/Brooklyn, enter the Hudson River under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Proceed on the Easterly side of Governor's Island to the East River and travel the Easterly side of Roosevelt Island to "Hell's Gate" and Northerly past Riker's Island, under the Whitestone Bridge, under the Throggs Neck Bridge into Long Island Sound, and end just past Great Neck at Buoy #27.
NATIONAL POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION
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~ Manhasset Bay Marina ~
10 Matinecock Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050
Produced by the National Powerboat Association
This event is endorsed by Michael Aronow, Hosted by Guy LaMotta, promoted by the Historic Offshore Powerboat Racing Association and produced by the
National Powerboat Association.
Live GPS tracking on the web
Watch the GPS playback
Tom Abraham's Run
"The King of Thunderboat Row"
Don Aronow was born on March 3 1927 as Donald Joel Aronow. He was both a designer and racer of powerboat brands that are still out there like cigarette and Donzi. Apart from that, Don also raced and built Formula speed boats. Amongst his famous clientele there were people like; His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Iran, Malcolm Forbes and George H. W. Bush. Also President Lyndon Johnson – in retirement – owned several Donzies designed by Don Aronow that he would use to race with his Secret Service agents.
Coming from the New Jersey construction business, Don Aronow moved to Miami in 1961 where he began racing powerboats as a hobby. Late 1962 Mr. Aronow started constucting boats in the Formula Marine boat company. This company was sold off to start Donzi Marine in 1964. 1966 was the year Magnum Marine was started together with Elton Cary. After winning the World Championship in 1970 he started the Cigarette Racing Team racing with his own designs. After selling off Cigarette in the late 1970’s, Don Aronow formed USA Racing Team and built the Blue Thunders, used by the United States Customs Service, these 39 foot catamarans patrolled the American waters.
The Aronow designs have won over 350 offshore races and the man himself was a World Champion 2 times and 3 times U.S. Champion. Don Aronow and Gar Wood are also the only two Americans to have received the Gold Medal of Honor of the U.I.M., the sports governing body. (HORBA)
All crew must be NPBA members.
All safety requirements must be met; per entry & participation requirements forms.
Previous Race Winners:
Crews from around the nation arrive at Manhasset Bay Marina.
The ‘Good Voyage’ cocktail party at the marina's dockside outdoor bar
starts on Friday at 6:00PM.
The Main Event
The Main Event begins at 8AM at buoy #27 on the
Long Island Sound
Watching The Event
We will watch the Kattack GPS playback of the Event on the large screen at
Guy LaMotta's outdoor restaurant.
Live GPS of the race will also be broadcast on the web.
The Awards Ceremony
The V-Bottom Class and Catamaran Class Winner's Trophies
will be awarded at 5:00PM
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The promoters of the Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Race Around Long Island are looking for businesses and individuals interested in sponsorship of next year’s event. Major Sports TV networks have expressed interest in a NASCAR style live broadcast of the event. A sponsor who is looking to promote their brand in the international market could use the event to showcase their product before millions of potential users.
If you are interested, contact Billy Frenz
Jim Lacy 17' HUNTER w/70 HP Merc O/B 8 hrs 30 min
avg: 34.2 mph 280 miles
Chuck Mercereau 17' POWER CAT w/2-80 HP Merc O/B's 6 hrs
avg: 46.7 mph 280 miles
Sam Griffith 31'Bertram GlASS MOPPIE 2-330 HP Chryslers 6 hrs 22 min
avg: 44 mph 280 miles
Jim Wynne 19' Glastron GULFSTREAM 2-100 HP Volvos 6 hrs 2 min
avg: 42.9 mph 258.8 miles
Gene Bianco 19' ELTRO 2-100 HP Merc O/B's 5 hrs 26 min
avg: 44.2 mph 240 miles
Odell Lewis 25' Bertram MONA LOU 2-310 HP MerCruisers 5 hrs 6 min
avg: 48 mph 245 miles
Stanley Humes 20' OWENS 225 HP MerCruiser 7 hrs 45 min
avg: 30.2 mph 234 miles
Alan Brown 28' Donzi BROAD JUMPER 2-530HP Holman& Moodys 4 hrs 42 min
avg: 53.8 mph 253 miles
Dick Genth 28' Formula THUNDERBIRD IV 450 HP MerCruiser 5 hrs 23 min
avg: 47 mph 253 miles
Bill Sirois 31' Bertram SIDEWINDER 2-475 HP MerCruisers 3 hrs 59 min
avg: 63.5 mph 253 miles
1969:Peter Rittmaster 31' Bertram AMERICAN MOPPIE 2-475HP MerCs 4 hrs 33min
avg: 48.9 mph 222.5 miles
1989 : Stu Hayim 32' Skater, "RECOVERY" set the record at 3 hrs and 6 min with
Joey Impresscia on the throttles
2010 : Joe DeFusco 30' Sonic 30SS "TEAM SONIC" 2-310 small block PCM V8 in 6 hrs 15 min
2011 : Joe Cibellis 43' Outerlimits, crewed by Joe Sgro with Ilmor Power in 3 hrs and 5 min
2012 : Stuart Hayim & John Tomlinson 42' MTI "Recovery" 2h 11m
in their record breaking
Run Around Long Island
RECAP August 8, 2012 Stuart Hayim & John Tomlinson's record run around Long Island
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