SOTW 2021 Issue No. 3
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6 From the Editors
Taking a closer look at current events

8 Hot Sheet
Latest headlines from the world of go-fast boats

13 Tomlinson’s Take
A look at the offshore racing learning curve

15 On Scene
Highlights from five events from across the country

31 Gear
A closer look at some useful boating products

34 Tampa Arrives
The third event of the Florida Powerboat Club season, the Tampa Bay Poker Run continued the outfit’s record-setting ways.

43 Like Water In The Desert
Back to its usual fine form, Desert Storm quenched the poker-run thirst for more than 200 participants and thousands of go-fast boating fans.

52 Party Of The Year
Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats turns 30 this year—and the party officially kicked off in the spring with an owners event in Southwest Florida.

58 Bluegrass State Of Mind
Forget this year’s record-setting 180-boat turnout. No matter how large it gets, the Kuttawa Cannonball Run will forever feel homegrown.

69 Out Of This World
Thanks to the most brand-loyal powerboat owners on the planet, the seventh annual Cigarette Owners Rendezvous hosted by Performance Boat Center set yet another attendance record while wowing the Cigarette faithful.

76 Boyne Thunders Back
A casualty of pandemic event cancellation, the Boyne Thunder Poker Run returned in fine style. 86 Tiki Lee’s Trifecta Takes The Cake
From sponsors, participants and spectators, the reaction to the inaugural Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River Poker Run in Sparrows Point, Md., was overwhelmingly positive.

93 Nothing Better
Between their new Cigarette Racing Team 41 Nighthawk and Skater Powerboats 368, Tyler and Lindsey Miller have the best of both worlds.

On The Cover
Captured running together on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, both of Tyler and Lindsey Miller’s new boats—a Cigarette 41 Nighthawk and a Skater 368—are powered by Mercury Racing 450R engines. Photo by Pete Boden