By SCARLET O’ROURKE
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.