On Sept 18th, 2010 the Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Race 2010 started at LaMotta's Restaurant/Manhasset Bay Marina in Port Washington, NY, heading North and going around Orient Pt Litehouse, then around Montauk Pt Litehouse, south around the Rockaways, north into the Lower New York Harbor, up the East River and back to LaMotta's Restaurant.
published September29, 2010
Don Aronow Memorial Marathon
Race Around Long Island Sept 18, 2010
Joe DeFusco piloted his Sonic 30SS around Long Island in 6 hrs 15 min
to see the GPS track and reports of the event
~ Read Rich Luhr's Summation
~ Charlie McCarthy's Comments
~ Stu Hayim's accolade
(current record holder)~
On September 24th Tom Abraham, in his 36' MTI, attempted to break the record.
to see the GPS track and reports of Tom's attempt at the Around Long Island record.
Billy's Stats on Tommy's run
go to the RALI page
Jim Lacy 17' HUNTER w/70 HP Merc O/B 8 hrs and 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 and 2 min
avg: 42.9 mph 258.8 miles
Gene Bianco 19'ELTRO 2-100 HP Merc O/B's 5 hrs and 26 min
avg: 44.2 mph 240 miles
Odell Lewis 25' Bertram MONA LOU 2-310 HP MerCruisers 5 hrs and 6 min
avg: 48 mph 245 miles
Stanley Humes 20' OWENS 225 HP MerCruiser 7 hrs and 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& 33 min
avg: 48.9 mph 222.5 miles
1989:Stu Hayim 32' Skater, RECOVERY set the record for this course at 3 hr 6min
with Joey Impresscia on the throttles.
2010:Joe DeFusco 30'Sonic 30SS "Team Sonic" 2-310 small block PCM V8 in 6hr 15min
September 18, 2010 6 hours and 15 minutes is the N.P.B.A. Official Time for the New KING OF THE V-BOTTOMS RECORD HOLDER for the 271 mileMarathon Around Long Island 2010, Joe DeFusco in his 30’ Sonic with Small Blocks and Merc Alpha outdrives.
Photos of the Don Aronow Memorial
This run is endorsed by Michael Aronow,
Charlie McCarthy's "Historic Offshore Raceboat Association"
and Guy LaMotta and his "Dry Martini" Race Team.
Guy's Manhasset Bay Marina and LaMotta's Restaurant in Port Washington, NY (on Manhasset Bay) host this event
...Manhasset Bay Marina is the Home of the Manhasset
Bay "Gold Cup" Perpetual Trophy.
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.
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