The 2010 U.S. Triple Crown of Offshore race series kicks off this weekend, March 28th, as racers contest a 37-mile “sprint” (hey, these guys are endurance racers – 37 miles across the Pacific is a sprint to them!) from Dana Point, California to the town of Avalon on Catalina Island.
Several big names have already signed up for the race, including Mark Gerner, Chris MacClugage, and Paul Pham. Manufacturers will undoubtedly be paying attention to the boats underneath them, as Kawasaki, Sea-Doo, and Yamaha are all well represented.
The Triple Crown of Offshore is a three-race series. Following this weekend’s Dana Point to Avalon offshore sprint, riders will contest the historic Long Beach to Catalina and Back run on July 18, followed by the Dana Point to Oceanside and Back race on September 26. Classes will be offered for racers of every skill level, including Pro, Amateur, Veteran/Master, Amateur 2, Sportsman (first year), Challenged Athlete, and Military. Points are generated for each race, and count for both the class and the overall title.
For more information, or to register, visit www.pwcoffshore.com.