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Eddie Irvine comes to Exuma

Posted by on June 19, 2012
Eddie Irvine

Eddie Irvine

Exuma welcomes famous race car driver Eddie Irvine to his new home of Exuma. Eddie has purchased what was Sam Greys yacht club and has spent the last year repairing and updating the marina, the service station and the restaurant. Now known as the Exuma Yacht Club, the bar has become a popular haunt for the locals and visitors alike.

Eddie, a native of Northern Island, inherited his love of cars from his father, who taught him not only to drive at a very young age, but also how to strip and rebuild an engine.  Eddie started racing in his teens and over the years worked his way from local events to Formula 3 and eventually to Formula 1 Grand Prix cars.  Ferrari recognized his talent and signed him as number 2 driver, number 1 being the many times world champion Michael Shumacher. So Eddie joined the jet set and became an international star. Eddie drove in 148 Grand Prix around the world.

Eddie invested his money wisely and retired from racing a multi-millionaire.

Now he owns an island close to Exuma and spends his time on his new home and renovating the marina and restaurant. Stop in at Exuma Yacht Club and you may find Eddie, and welcome him to Exuma.

 

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