The race will feature 43 boats in nine different classes, all scheduled to receive staggered starts on the day, starting at 7:15 am ET for smaller boats and 8 am ET for the A-Class competitors.
A-Class speeds should average 80mph, with top speeds in the 130mph range. During the race, #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook will attempt to outpace the competition and set a new UIM sanctioned world/race record.
The north coast of Trinidad is known for its rough seas with waves in the 6-8 foot range.
#77 Lucas Oil SilverHook is owned and captained by Nigel Hook, who will control the throttles during the record attempt. Hook is a 30-year veteran of international powerboat racing and has won three World Championships and set four World Speed Records. He and his co-pilot, long time driver and friend Jay Johnson, were inducted into the APBA Hall of Champions in 1998 and they are currently racing the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook 48GP in the Superboat International Unlimited class.
The "#77 Lucas Oil SilverHook" is already in the record books including setting a one-way time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 3 secs (Guinness® World Record – and APBA/UIM sanctioned) a year ago on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from Key West, USA to Havana, Cuba.