Commentary: Super, Duper, Cat Fest

For many reasons, some of which Matt Trulio hit on his excellently-expressed column yesterday, 2014 will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable years of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. From the tragedy and triumph in the top-speed event to the parties at Captain Ron’s—the location of the Shootout—and the new groundbreaking Performance Boat Center location at Redhead Yacht Club, the 26th annual Shootout surely will be etched into my memory forever.

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No one argued when John Woodruff received Best of Show at the 2014 Super Cat Fest for his extraordinary display. Photo by Jay Nichols/Naples Image

Adding to the reasons why the event, which is smack dab in the middle of Missouri, was so memorable was the fifth annual SuperCat Fest at what’s arguably the coolest place on the lake—Camden on the Lake Resort. Organized by local performance boat enthusiasts Alvin Heathman and Shane Sherman, the gathering of catamaran-worshipping individuals has turned into an unbelievable show that has taken on a life of its own.

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