Wednesday August 8 will go down in the history books as the day veteran racers Stu Hayim and John Tomlinson crushed the Around Long Island record in just two hours, 11 minutes, breaking the previous record of three hours and five minutes set by Joe Cibellis and Joe Sgro in their Ilmor- powered 43’Outerlimits last September at the Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Around Long Island event.
This is the second time Hayim has made headlines at this spectacle following his record of three hours and six minutes during the Around Long Island run in 1989. This year, Hayim and Tomlinson set the record aboard a 48’ MTI Ferrari-Maserati edition powered by 1350 hp Mercury Racing engines.
The race was to benefit the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and raised an impressive $100,000.
The run started at 7:07 a.m. August 9 with a helicopter and sea-plane following Hayim and Tomlinson throughout the entire course (with cameras and medics aboard).
At 9:18 am, Hayim and Tomlinson were back at Buoy #27, the Official Start/Finish line.
The event was sanctioned and produced by the National Powerboat Association. For more information visit www.nationalpowerboat.com
Stu Hayim came back with a vengeance to recapture is 1989 record of the 'AROUND LONG ISLAND' in powerboat, which he set at 3 hours and 6 minutes in his 32 Skater with Eickert power.
That record was broken by Joe Cibellis and Joe Sgro in their Ilmoor powered 43 Outerlimits last September in the 'Don Aronow Memorial Marathon Around Long Island' to 3 hours and 5 minutes.