Miss GEICO 2015 Schedule

World’s Fastest Offshore Boat

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The world's fastest offshore racing boat, Miss GEICO, begins its bid for a ninth world title with the first of 12 scheduled competitions of the 2105 season, including a photo opportunity for fans at the Palm Beach International Boat Show beginning Thursday, March 26.

Miss GEICO's first official race is set for Cocoa Beach, Florida, May 15-17 at the sixth annual GEICO presents Space Coast SBI Grand Prix. Her season continues through to the GEICO Super Boat International World Championship races Nov. 9-15. Miss GEICO will be defending its world title against competitors like the Sheik of Qatar, the Canadian national team, the Norway national team and several formidable American teams in the fiercest division in offshore racing — the Unlimited Powerboat Class.

"We consider it a privilege to race the world's fastest catamaran on behalf of GEICO, and an honor to support members of the military and their families," said Miss GEICO managing member Scott Colton.

The Victory catamaran is the fourth hull the team has raced. Constructed from carbon, Kevlar and S-glass, the boat is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1650 engines. The propulsion system produces nearly 3,300 hp, and the fluorescent green cat hits top speeds exceeding 200 mph. Driver Marc Granet and throttleman Scotty Begovich have been together since the team's inception, and the team is supported by crew chief Gary Stray. The Miss GEICO team includes a full staff of CDL drivers to operate a fleet of trucks and trailers, a support and maintenance crew for the raceboats, the Caveman Cigarette VIP boat, a 31-foot safety boat and a team hospitality trailer. Visit www.missgeicoracing.com for more information.

Miss GEICO 2015 Race and Events Schedule

May 15-17 Cocoa Beach, FL
GEICO presents 6TH ANNUAL SPACE COAST SBI GRAND PRIX

May 23-24 Jones Beach, NJ
BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH

May 29-31 Seaside, NJ
SEASIDE OPA POWERBOAT RACING

June 19-21 Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY OPA POWERBOAT RACING

July 3-5 Marathon, FL
GEICO presents MARATHON SBI GRAND PRIX

July 31-Aug 2 Michigan City, IN
GEICO presents 7TH ANNUAL SUPER BOAT GREAT LAKES GRAND PRIX

Aug. 21-23 Pensacola Beach, FL
GEICO presents 2nd ANNUAL SBI PENSACOLA GRAND PRIX

Sept. 2 Atlantic City, NJ
ATLANTIC CITY AIR SHOW 2015 presented by GEICO

Sept. 25-27 Clearwater, FL
GEICO presents 7TH ANNUAL CLEARWATER SBI CHAMPIONSHIP

Oct. 23-25 Jacksonville, FL
JACKSONVILLE BEACH AIR SHOW

Nov. 9-15 Key West, FL
GEICO presents 35TH ANNUAL KEY WEST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Nov. 20-22 Port Charlotte, FL
OPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS