Million times more thrills

For the seventh year running, the exciting power boat race Million Dollar Run will take place in Grand Cayman.

It’s over the Easter weekend, April 9-13. This year event organisers promise the race will return with more speed and agility and increasingly higher calibre of captains and crafts.

The race course is run in the North Sound waters of this island which is known as one of the most intense speedboat races in the Caribbean.

Taking racers from the calm waters of the ‘sound’ just off Kaibo in North Side, around to the Northwest tip of the island, the blasting up our world-famous Seven Mile Beach and back.

Typically 20-25 boats will compete for five prizes including Best Time (Offshore and circuit), Best Hand, Best Crew, Best Craft and Outlaw Class (boats competing under 500 horsepower.)

Last year a new class called ‘Simply Circuit’ was added to the roster, broadening the range of those who compete in MDR.

Simply Circuit gives pleasure boaters a chance to take part in a high speed circuit race, taking off at the same time as the offshore class they race with them for three laps.

Then when it’s time for the offshore leg of the race, the participants in the circuit class will stay near Kaibo for three more laps to finish this circuit style race, battling for prize for best time Circuit Class.

The Ugland Offshore Racing Million Dollar Run is presented by Secret Harbour at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Resorts; Corum Watches exclusive to Magnum Jewelers, Audi, CayCompass.com, Weststar TV and Butterfield Bank, Scotts Landing and Valvtect Marine Fuel will be the official fuel provider of Million Dollar Run available at Barcadere Marina’s State-of-the-Art Fuel Station.

The race has a high calibre of captains participating and returning to the event year after year.

Andres Ugland Sr. of Ugland Offshore Racing, will race for the seventh year at Million Dollar Run 2009.

He is a master of his trade and continues to impress the crowds. Since the debut of his team in 1991, Ugland has continued to excel in his craft and win European, National and World titles. He is, without a doubt, an asset to the Million Dollar Run.

This year organisers are introducing a new registration fee of $600 For more information on registration, log on to www.mdr.ky or contact Jade Whitelaw at Monster Media on 949 8423.

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