Thunder on the Gulf

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What a treat to have a front row seat, thanks to Judy and Elton, for Thunder on the Gulf.  The Palms is perfectly placed to watch both the start and finish of the races.  Delicious food, fine drinks and wonderful company mark a perfect day at the offshore powerboat races.

  Race day beach crowd   Starting parade   And they're off   Bunched at the start  
  Hometown boat   Whale of a tail   Headed for the turn   Divers ready  
  Front row seats   Keeping a close watch   Keeping a very close watch   On the back stretch  
  A tight race   Nichols moving up   The first party in Turquoise Place   Too close to call  
  Taking the turn   An even tighter turn   The home stretch   The condo race watcher pose  
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