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Jun 16 2011

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GT300 underway from SPI to Galveston

Shoving off GT300 team takes to the water as they battle the wind and waves to reach the Gulf. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke)

By SCARLET O’ROURKE

Staff Writer

editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Onward and outward, the Great Texas 300 race from South Padre Island to Galves­ton launched for the ninth year in a row on Wednesday.

Battling wind and surf, 16 catamaran sailing teams par­ticipated in this year’s GT300 with crews from all over the world.

By 9 a.m. teams had al­ready unloaded their vessels, some of them traveling from places as far as New Zea­land, Great Britain, Australia, France, California, both Car­olinas, Georgia, Nevada and of course Texas.

The three-person crews worked to get their rigging prepared for this four day trip through the Gulf. By the time the 10 minute horn sounded, most crafts were already po­sitioned in the surf.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 16 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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1 comment

  1. Terri Reuwsaat

    Scarlet,

    Thank you for coming down and promoting our event. It was great visiting with you!

    All the best,

    Terri Reuwsaat
    Commodore, GT300

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