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Del Mar resident cruises California coast and sets new powerboat race record

Del Mar resident cruises California coast and sets new powerboat race record

By Kristina Houck

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his world record powerboat race from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Nigel Hook set a new world record on Oct. 12. The Del Mar resident, along with co-pilots Dan MacNamara, Andy Hindley and Lance Ware, completed a race from the Golden Gate Bridge to The Queen Mary in nine hours, 50 minutes and 51 seconds.

“It’s a classic endurance record to beat, and on our 10-year anniversary, we wanted to break it again,” said 56-year-old Hook. “We thought going forward, a more iconic venue would be from the Golden Gate to The Queen Mary. People all over the world are familiar with the Golden Gate Bridge and The Queen Mary...

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