Phil Berman has done it again, except this time as a marine manufacturer. The former Hobie Cat world champion and founder of Balance Catamarans was thrilled to report that a Balance 526 out of the company’s St Francis Bay yard won line honours in the recent Cape to Rio Race. It was the first Balance Catamaran to ever enter the race, and it held off the challenge from more fancied opponents. Said Berman: “This race demonstrated that a truly spacious luxury performance catamaran built with exceptional technology and care competes and wins against the sparer “racing cat” design.”

Berman also paid tribute to the boat owner and skipper Larry Folsom: ““This year’s race had tough, shifting winds but Larry never let up. It was a fantastic race against a tough competitor,” Berman said.

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