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The big boat race that never was! Pipe vs Tattoo

- In round 2 of clash between Loring George's boat & Alvin Hodge's 'Tempo'; Link to video of race provided
It was another easy blow out win for Alvin Hodge aka Tattoo with his boat named Tempo. Photo: Team of Reporters
It appears that the boat owned by Loring George aka Pipe was not in tip top shape for the race and seemed to suffer some ‘adjustment issues’ that disappointed many, as it was the favourite to win. Photo: Team of Reporters
It appears that the boat owned by Loring George aka Pipe was not in tip top shape for the race and seemed to suffer some ‘adjustment issues’ that disappointed many, as it was the favourite to win. Photo: Team of Reporters
BEEF ISLAND, VI- It was billed as a rematch and was supposed to be 'the mother of all boat races'. It generated excitement all week throughout the Virgin Islands, with reports of who had a new boat or an upgrade and who did not.

Last week there was a test race in which Alvin Hodge's 'Tempo', a go fast power boat, easily beat Loring George's boat, unofficially named Ram Cat. Both boats are Nor-Techs.

The talk of this week, apart from Virgin Islands News Online being down, which led to almost a news blackout, was the big race that was to take place today May 14, 2017 between Loring George aka Pipe and Alvin Hodge aka Tattoo.

Many people even had money wagers this week on the race today as the excitement is also building for the annual 2017 Leverick Bay Poker Run on Virgin Gorda and even the big one in St Maarten in July.

Well, many boaters, amateur camera crew, ‘paparazzi’, onlookers, boats from as far as the United States Virgin Islands and just sports enthusiasts, filled the sea lanes on boats of all types and sizes in the area of Beef Island, the shores of Tortola, while some even found themselves on top of house roofs, to get a glimpse of the big race.

The scheduled race was from along the shore of Tortola, close to Guana Island, heading in front of Long Bay, Beef Island and end at Marina Cay.

Spectators had also positioned themselves on top of vehicles along Hawks Nest Road and Little Mountain to witness the showdown.

And they are off!

It was after 4:00PM today May 14, 2017 that the two boats took off in high speed but couple minutes into the race it was almost over as it was another easy blow out win for Tattoo with his boat named Tempo.

It appears that Pipe's boat was not in tip top shape for the race and seemed to suffer some adjustment issues that disappointed many, as it was the favourite to win.

Many boat racing fans regard this as the race that never was, as many boaters and sports fans were not so excited and hyped in a long time since the days of the legendary race horse Actspectation.

See link to video of race:


37 Responses to “The big boat race that never was! Pipe vs Tattoo”

  • Just saying (14/05/2017, 23:08) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sell out
  • east man (14/05/2017, 23:26) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    I lost my money on pipe
  • Welcome back Vino. (15/05/2017, 05:46) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    Vino I'm so happy you are up and back on. Miss you Vino. You are back. You are the best online news. Just too much shixt going on and you are the true voice of the people. Vino can you tell us how many times the dug that road by the Pub up? Let me think 1 2 3 4 5 about 6 times in the past 5 years. Yea. Crazy. U wonder why... Boat Race is about heart and Tattoo has plenty heart.
  • V.G massive (15/05/2017, 06:33) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    Here comes our own to the rescue BIG PIMPING Here we come.Pipe,Tattoo,just pull up nothing close to Sammy.
  • Hmmm (15/05/2017, 08:16) Like (30) Dislike (5) Reply

    Sammy will never play with Tattoo @$$ buh he drag racing boats that equipped to do 150s. Pipe play with that man twice. Buy a fast boat and yo drag racing. Fly out the hole and the race done there. Punk play. He calling out Sammy he better go invest. Sammy will show him how a real race suppose to go. If your boat can do 150 show us then. Why do barely over 100 drag racing. The man tell you his boat was sick the first time but he still agreed to race. He sort out and call you back for a rematch ain do nothing special to his boat. You bring in all kinda specialist and still come back with your drag race nonsense. A drag race is a drag race and has to be setup for such. And you line up for but then change your mind about the second race the man ask you for because it was a lil longer. You know Pipe couldn't get out the hole leave you with the props but would blow pass your @$$ hard after . So you done the race before it even start. Big brains. We on the road to the Prison yes we saw this man trying to get you to start Josiah's Bay but you keep circling. We still want to see your 150 tattoo isn't that what you said you do. The man ain even push he boat yet push on you bcz that 1st race didn't make sense. You know he was coming to embarass you on the second one so you pull out. All the real boat man them say you should be ashamed. Don't worry Sammy ain fraid he coming but ain gon be no drag race. From VG down to the beach let the people see you get your licks FAIR and square. We ain't no punks running no f8888t race! Go BRAG about that!

  • pat (15/05/2017, 08:38) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lots of hype weak race
  • From the west (15/05/2017, 09:32) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Tell Sammy he don't need to come down, Tatoo is coming up.
    Virgin Gorda brace yourself. I want Big Pimping real bad, if we settle before Poker Run is even better.
  • Poker Run (15/05/2017, 11:23) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
  • feds (15/05/2017, 11:44) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm Watching...
  • safety (15/05/2017, 11:56) Like (30) Dislike (3) Reply
    The Poker Run is NOT a race.
  • Shameful (15/05/2017, 11:59) Like (24) Dislike (14) Reply
    Tatoo I am a boat man, I am so ashamed of you!

    How you go'in set up your boat for a drag race without telling Pipe that ?

    You want a drag race then tell Pipe so he could set up for a drag race as well.

    You bring in some white boys to set up your boat for a drag race and ain't tell Pipe nothing ?

    That's the same thing as one horse prep for a mile and one horse prep for a 6 furlong!

    Dude I lost respect for you!

    • @ shameful (15/05/2017, 12:33) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
      Ok stop the excuses Pipe got licks now it’s on to Sammy
    • .com (15/05/2017, 13:11) Like (12) Dislike (7) Reply
      Shameful sound like a how a sore looser would sound, it was the same race as the previous one he had more than enough time to prep. Tek the licks and move on EVERYBODY on Tola know from long Dem WEST man don't play when it come to boat, from back in the day the real OG Miller, Greg, Chris I can go on alllll day don't go to the WEST playing like you have fast boat. (I am not from west but I know bout them boat man from that side)
      • strupzzzz (15/05/2017, 22:51) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
        And he was there which one beat him?? When anyone lost they cuss laugh and race again. But they were more sportsman than this one. obviously you just born. I see now the blasted people/fans on the outside is the problem. Who invite all you to the man them shake. This was no organized event. All you is the problem. These man doing this for years without an issue. Damn public.
  • VG (15/05/2017, 12:03) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    We know this ain coming from tattoo he can't do distance vg to far for he to come. What you saying he going race from the dock to the harbour marker
  • Bill Gates (15/05/2017, 12:07) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    Alot of iyo who here talking ain't know a damn ting about have a fast boat yes! But ppl let's get real, He ain't fast enough to beat or to get even close to Big Pimping! Tattoo boat ain't self doin NO WHERE NEAR 110MPH, While pimping doin 150 to 160 easy which EVERYBODY KNOWS (Dats facts ppl) At the end of the day everybody goin back who dey want to back but if u got any kinda common sense, put your money on da G R E E N M A C H I N E! Dats where my money goin..Mind Yo.! WHO BEHIND GOIN STAY BEHIND EH
    • Weeellllsaaahhhhh (15/05/2017, 16:01) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      Yow don't know anything about boat
    • .com (15/05/2017, 16:38) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Bill Gates SPEED don't mean crap if you cant SAIL plus have a touch of HEART. Them boat man from the WEST have a touch of both, whoever is up next will fall next stop with the excuses..............
      • West is Best (20/05/2017, 15:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank You!!!.. Sammy fraid of his damn boat.. Every time Chris push down Sammy bawl..... Real Coward.. Lion Heart in the West!!!!!
  • @welcome back vino (15/05/2017, 12:27) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    where was his heart yesterday. coward. we all know pipe boat faster. the man give you 3 short races in 1 week and you couldn't give him one distance race so his boat could perform. shameful. sammy said he not doing it period. you have a performance boat fool stop thiefing race.
    • To - @Welcome back Vino (15/05/2017, 14:01) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      Almost everything you typed on here is inaccurate. Pipe boat is faster? Did you really just say that? Longer race to get beat worse? You can only argue longer race if he was closing in on Tattoo but ran out of real estate. Tattoo blew him out the water. Sammy said he's not doing it period?? There is an interview on Facebook with Sammy saying he will contact Tattoo when he gets his boat ready. I don't know what drug you are on.......
      • Nice (15/05/2017, 23:50) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
        The same kind of bad weed you smoking. Sammy said he is not doing that kind of race meet him open water. Tatoo have a big racing boat well he need to race it. Stop looking race in a lil pond. If you was there you would have notice pipe didn't run his boat because the other man was playing around at the start. You can't possibyly be a boat man. must be a tempo fan.
  • zoe (15/05/2017, 12:37) Like (11) Dislike (8) Reply
    lets get it on between Sammy and tattoo my money on the west man
  • Waste of my good time (15/05/2017, 13:57) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    This was like a Mike Tyson fight......Scheduled for 12 rounds but ended in a first round K.O. Beating them bad in their back yeard. The best comes from the West.
  • VG Boatman (15/05/2017, 16:36) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    The last leg of the poker run is the longest stretch, Pier Park to Leverick Bay
    that's the distance Sammy wanted. Big Pimping will lost Tatoo and Pipe in his rooster tail.
    The green monster built for long distance.
  • ABC (15/05/2017, 18:15) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Love it when vino is back
  • Just saying (15/05/2017, 22:04) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look people out to see a race
  • boat man (16/05/2017, 07:39) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    so much ppl talking but they don't know wa goin on pipe didn't run his boat pipe boat can beat tattoo boat.... now he gone and jump on the top dog he need to leave big pimpin alone cause tempo will get imbarassed
    • SMH (16/05/2017, 11:34) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply

      u should learn to spell boo boo.... its embarrassed not imbarrassed.... win is win... lose is lose.... if u not satisfied with the results then u n your boat just need to pull up long side TEMPO racing team and get sh*t started.... all talk ppl n no action.... Its just entertainment baby... Relax n live Life and enjoy the damn show... what else does Tola have to offer huh??

  • boats (16/05/2017, 11:54) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    so much people on this site talking about boats and who faster and not and ain't no crap about boating and racing all them hearing man who has boat talk and coming out and talking. first of all tattoo has a 36' and pipe 42' Nor tec Bout
    if you buy a boat just because you have money doesn't make you the fastest pipe boat is longer what makes it handle waves better and I don't know how much he invested on parts or preparing his boat for racing but a stock boat is a stock boat, it is fast but you cant go against someone who invested in his boat to do tops at shorter distance you can hear the difference on tattos acceleration torque, in open waters with his acceleration he would would still be faster but race are not made to go around the world to see who is faster pipe boat is not faster and wouldn't never be faster unless he upgrades it could be long or short.. and big pimping is a skater 36' as tattoo's boat and he has less torque acceleration than tattoo aslo and big pimping is not doing 165mph for a fact so research before talkin,, losers always has excuses no matter what.. you race once an lost you coming back to the same race and you asking for longer distance that's stupid.. don't race and embarrass your self. tempo racing has the fastest cat in the bvi until proving wrong JUNE 11TH NEXT SHOW DOWN

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