The Sting Offshore Racing Team
With the twin canopy 28ft Skater sporting a pair of Mercury Racing 300x outboards looking to be retired by the TCR Offshore Racing team at the end of the 2021 season due to the twin canopy not meeting current canopy rules and the team purchasing a new boat the quest was what to do with the boat,
With lots of talk of what could be done with the boat a deal was done to sell it to Mike Ratcliffe who wanted to get into offshore racing and planned to upgrade the boat with a single canopy.
Within a week of the boat arriving on the Gold Coast the twin canopies had been removed and a single canopy from Maritimo Racing was being prepared to be grafted to the Skater.
Once the canopy had been fitted then came the full refit of the cockpit, seats, electronic, safety harnesses and tunnel escape hatch, once finish the result was fantastic.
Mike enlisted Karl Wall to be on the throttles and they got on to getting Mike seat time before their first race, having missed the first 2 rounds of the season (with the refit) the season turn into learning sessions at each race.
The team are looking forward to the 2023 offshore season.