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Cheoy Lee rockets to Cocoa Beach - #33 CL-Alpha Ready for Launch on Florida's "Space Coast"
The #33 Cheoy Lee Alpha race team joins seven other P1 SuperStock teams to rocket around the Florida Space Coast this weekend in the fourth round of the championship one-design race boat series.

Paula and Gene Weeks enter the weekend At Cocoa Beach, FL, in fourth place, 11 points off the leaders, but just one point behind #07 GD Environmental and the hometown team of #13 Florida's Space Coast, who are tied in second place.

The husband and wife team are hoping for a better showing than last month's race in Tampa Bay with just one race left in September to determine the title.

"Our primary objective in this competition is to promote Cheoy Lee's Alpha Series of sport yachts," Gene says, "but only a liar would tell you winning doesn't matter. We are racers, after all."

The veteran offshore throttleman began racing with his wife last year in the P1 SuperStock series and have had a roller-coaster-like season in 2014.Last month in Tampa, the pair started strong winning the pole position in a drag-style qualifying round, only to be plagued by gremlins during racing.

This is P1 SuperStock's second visit to Cocoa Beach, following a successful debut last year.

About Cheoy Lee:

Through 144 years and seven generations, quality, technology, superior design and performance have been the cornerstones of Cheoy Lee's heritage. In 1870, the company built steam-powered craft in Shanghai and later performance cargo vessels to outrun Japanese naval blockades. Cheoy Lee collaborated with the best naval architects, structural engineers and designers and in the 1950s, began producing teak sailing and motoryachts. Many still sail the waters today, a testament to the quality of construction and design that defines Cheoy Lee.

During the '60s, Cheoy Lee tested and developed fiberglass manufacturing techniques, displacing wood and strengthening its hulls. The company then pioneered the marine use of GRP/foam sandwich technology, with the milestone "Shango II," the world's then-largest, all GRP yacht at 130-feet. Two short years later, Cheoy Lee was innovating again with the first all-foam, cored production Cheoy Lee 48 Sport Yacht and the company continues its construction innovation to this day in it motor yacht and Express Yacht lines from 76-151 feet.

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