October 29, 2013 - Big Seas Footage Featured in Bio. True Story
This episode follows the story of Salvador Magluta and Augusto Falcon, a pair of powerboat racers in Miami who allegedly moved more illegal narcotics than just about anyone in the history of the U.S. War on Drugs. Known as Willy and Sal, they were tried for importing more than 2.1 billion tons of cocaine over more than a decade of trafficking. They were acquitted, but then faced charges of jury tampering. The law finally caught up with Willy and Sal. Falcon plead guilty to obstructing justice and received a 20 year sentence while Sal faced a jury and is now serving 195 years in prison.
Upcoming Airings: Tuesday November 5, 2013 at 10:00PM EST
Wednesday November 6, 2013 at 2:00AM EST
September 25, 2013 - Big Seas Footage Featured in ESPN Short Films
In the 1980s, powerboat racing was to Miami what polo was to Palm Beach: a sport for the rich with an insatiable appetite for speed and adventure. To this day, the most famous brand names associated with power boating were the creation of Don Aronow - Cigarette, Formula, Donzi, Blue Thunder. Aronow was a handsome family man who moved to Miami after making a fortune in New Jersey construction, but soon became world famous as a champion boat racer and international businessman, selling boats and fostering close personal relationships with some of the most powerful men in the world. But in Miami in the 1980s, the most formidable group with a need for speed on the water who also could afford the astronomical sticker prices on Don Aronow¹s Go-Fast boats were drug smugglers. "Collision Course: The Murder of Don Aronow" recounts the rarely told fast life and times of one of the world¹s most intriguing adventurers and explores, Don Aronow.
View at: http://espn.go.com/30for30/film?page=collisioncourse-the-murder-of-donaronow