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The Historic Rum Run

October 8-10, 2020

In 1911, the first recorded offshore race  in the USA  was the

"79-mile Huntington Beach to Catalina Island Challenge". 

In 1968, legendary racer and founder of Powerboat Magazine, 

Bob Nordskog, dubbed it "The Rum Run" commemorating 

an era when fast boats transported liquor into San Pedro,

Oceanside, Huntington Beach, Santa Barbara, and other

Southern California ports from offshore islands.

The Rum Run ran from 1968-1985, varying courses from 

Long Beach to Malibu and Long Beach around Catalina.

In 2006, after a 21-year hiatus, the Rum Run returned to 

Long Beach utilizing the classic race course to Catalina and back.

This year the Rum Run course starts and finishes at the

Huntington Beach Pier racing around Catalina.

Sanctioned by Powerboat P1 and APBA this world class event will

establish the new world speed record in the UIM record books!

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