Local Satellite Company Provides Live Feed Of Sprint Boat Races

Aug 18, 2014

Pictured left to right are Charlie Drysdale of CAD Satellite, Shane Andrews, driver, and Michael Llewelyn, navigator, of Boat #17

It takes a lot of people to make an event like the Jet Sprint World Series held at Brick’s Offroad Park happen.

This wasn’t just a local event. It was an international event. Most of the racers were from outside of the United States, like Australia and New Zealand, where Jet Sprint racing had its beginnings.

It is such a popular sport there that the organizers desperately needed someone to provide a satellite feed that could take the event back to Australia and New Zealand.

“That’s where we come in,” explained Charlie Drysdale, owner of CAD Satellite Service, LLC.

He said it has been a totally awesome experience to work with the organizers of the event.

“We basically got involved because Brick’s is a very remote location. And not everyone has the capability of providing satellite service to an area like that,” said Drysdale.

Charlie and Carla Drysdale are huge extreme sports fans themselves, so they loved the opportunity to participate.

“When Rick Harris, the promoter for this USSBA event called, we were happy to pitch in,” he said.

Their job gave he and Carla an up-close seat to the one of the most exciting sports events on the planet.

The Drysdales had technicians on duty the whole time of the race to make sure the satellite feed happened without a hitch.

They used a Hughesnet Generation 4 High Speed Internet System to provide the feed being seen around the world.