Monster stops FireOne in Great Race
Team Total Monster managed to get their boat across the finish line for the first time in three tries to lift the 2013 Carib Great Race title.
Monster, a 46-foot skater catamaran double hull powered by two 1350 Horse Power engines, finished the race race in one hour 20 minutes. Mr Solo Too was able to break the bogey and finish the race this year, but in second place in a time of one hour 22 minutes, while two-time defending champion Gulf Fire One, competed the cross-island treck in one hour 24 minutes to finish third.
It was only the second time in five years that Mr Solo Too has completed the trip.
Alfred Bell, one of the navigators, who was part of the team Total Monster, said last year the boat shut down in Store Bay because of a faulty drive shaft. The former Trinidad and Tobago Power Boat Association president said this year the water was rough, but skilled driver Joey Sabeeney and navigator Daniel Peake managed to pull the boat across the rough waters to the sister island.
Bell said he had waited 30 years to be part of the champion team to take home the coveted prize. Peake said he has been navigating Monster for the past three years and was excited with his first victory.
1. Total Monster
2. Mr Solo Too
3. Gulf Fire One
Class A winner-Total Monster .
Class B- Boom Shaka Lak
Class C-Global Warmer
Class D’-Stinging Metal
Class E-Heat Wave
Class G-Pum Pum Conqueror
Special Award- Mr Solo Too