Matthew Gordon and Ed Dawson made a gallant attempt to break the ‘AROUND LONG ISLAND Record’ in their 37’ Hustler Talon Cat, but fell short after running into mother nature’s ‘big seas’ as they passed Smithtown Bay and approached West Hampton, NY.
They started just after 8 am at Buoy 32A, located mid-sound between Greenwich, CT and Oyster Bay, NY, heading East at 90+ MPH. they carried enough fuel in their 4 tanks to make it non-stop, but again, the water conditions changed rapidly and brought them to a 50 mph pace…not enough to sustain or endure the full 271 mile challenge.
They returned to port, frustrated…but not defeated. They are safe and the boat is unharmed.
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