The Great Texas 300 is a 4 Leg, 300 mile beach catamaran race from the remote South Padre Island to Galveston along the Gulf Coast of Texas. The GT is currently the only distance beach cat race in the country, and this year 10 boats competed.
This grueling race tests the mettle of sailor and boat, with conditions on all points of sail ranging from a benign 5 knots of breeze, to howling, lumpy conditions.
One consistent danger of each leg is the through-the-surf, beach launch and the ever present risk of pitch poling. And we have disastrous incidents of both in this week's videos.