Afterburner (52 foot Bladerunner Catamaran) sweeps all six categories in Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada race.
The crew aboard the "Afterburner" swept all six categories they were eligible for including the coveted first to finish in the 2004 Tommy Bahama Newport to Ensenada race held this weekend off the coast of Southern California.
Afterburner finished the course a full three hours ahead of the next boat "Alchemy" Richard COMPTON'S Andrews 77.
With more than 500 entries from all of the West coast including Canada, the event took place under moderate wind conditions, absolutely flat water and clear skies.
Afterburner reached speeds in excess of 25 mph during portions of the race and finished in time for dinner Friday night in Ensenada Mexico. Several entries were still coming in more than 24 hours after Afterburner finished the course as conditions varied out on the water.