In 2019, Ocean Cup worked closely with Jamie Rose and many of the local residents in Freeport and then less than 3 months later, Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama. Because of the friendships formed, we were especially horrified watching live coverage of the island getting beat up day after day. The extensive devastation made us doubt whether or not a 2020 Ocean Cup was even viable. But in December, Jamie assured us that not only was the world speed record a go, he was expanding his side of the event to help the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation.
This year, June 5th is the Bahamas Labour Day and, like last year, this 2nd Annual Gateway Marathon world speed record attempt will start on Friday with the teams arriving Freeport to join the festivities, fundraising, and awards ceremonies. The race resumes on Saturday with teams racing back to West Palm Beach for a historical boat show and the overall World Speed Records awards at Rybovich Superyacht Marina North.
All of the funds, 100% of what is raised, will go to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation 501(c)(3).