: On Saturday, August 18 at 8:00am ET, possibly the fastest rough water ocean racer in international competition, the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook, will take on all-comers while competing in the 50th Anniversary of the Trinidad to Tobago "Great Race."
The Great Race will be run over an approximately 100+ miles point-to point course at speeds averaging 80mph and top speeds in the 130mph range. During the race, #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook will attempt to outpace the more than 40 entries and set a new UIM sanctioned world/race record.
Top competitors include the Fountain Cat Killer - the other premier class V-Hull entry and at least six of the world's fastest catamaran hulls including Victory, Skater, Mystic and Doug Wright.
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 13; and APBA/UIM sanctioned) a year ago on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from Key West, USA to Havana, Cuba.