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Great Texas Start Postponed until Thursday, June 18th

posted Jun 16, 2015, 6:28 PM by Steve Piché
Due to Tropical Storm Bill, the start of the Great Texas in South Padre Island has been postponed until Thursday, June 18th at 10 am.  The race will still finish in Galveston, however, the last two legs will be combined into one leg, thus, allowing the race to be finished in three days rather than four days.  

Here are the three legs for the 2015 Great Texas:
Thurs, June 18th, South Padre Island to Mustang Island (100 miles)
Friday, June 19th, Mustang Island to Matagorda (100 miles)
Saturday, June 20th, Matagorda to Galveston (Cat Alley) 85 miles

The sailors unanimously support the postponement.  John Tomko of Team Lupe Tortilla said "I think it is a good call".  "We have a better chance of all finishing the regatta."  Lee Wicklund of Team Chums added "It is good foresight that the race is structured this way because we have that option to combine the last two leg which are shorter than the other legs."  Brett Johnson of Team Chiindi commented that "the storm picked a hell of a time to come through and screw up our regatta.  But I also think it is a good call to go ahead and delay the race a day."

So with all sailors in agreement, the race is postponed until Thursday.  We go race at 10 am on June 18th.  Watch it live at gt300.com!