WHY IS THIS MAN SMILING? Because he knows one day…
On their final charge to Kaneohe in the 2006 Pacific Cup, ET’s knotmeter pegged 20+ knots more times than the crew can remember. This time in their third attempt, ET was about to set a transpacific record most under-30 foot owners only dream of. In two previous Pacific Cup races, ET’s 1st in class just wasn’t good enough. Finally, they had a shot at the “whole enchilada” and first overall. Owners Liz Baylis and Todd Hedin, accompanied by their friend and boat designer Jim Antrim, have a recipe for success. With only 98 minutes between 1st and 2nd Overall, Jim's smile (above) says it all. He knows that you know…E.T.'s got 'em.
E.T.'s record run of 11 days, 10 hours and 15 minutes took 2nd Overall and won't last forever. Other Antrim 27 owners, planning for their 2008 run to Kaneohe, are familiar with this boat's speed and control. For more than 30 years, Jim's been drawing winning designs. His hands-on experience is nothing less than superb. His vision for elegant performance and timeless beauty is unique. Most important of all, Jim never hesitates to put himself on the line…BECAUSE he knows one day YOU will too!
CONGRATULATIONS E.T. and your crew Liz, Todd and Jim This win's for you.
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The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.