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It’s time for the 49th annual Jaycees Boat Regatta and Festival in Lock Haven, a river festival featuring outboard motorboat APBA boat racing, a street carnival with amusement rides, food, arts and crafts fair, vendors, fireworks, live bands, and more.

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The 49th annual Jaycees Boat Regatta and Festival in Lock Haven, PA

The weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug 30

6 to 10 p.m. — Midway, rides, arts and crafts (7 to 10 p.m.) — Trip The Light: Music presented by the Lock Haven Area Jaycees

Saturday, Aug. 31

10 a.m. — Opening speaker on the judges’ stand at the J. Doyle Corman Amphitheatre with 76th State District Representative Stephanie Borowicz

10 a.m. to dusk — Boat races

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Midway, rides, arts and crafts areas (noon to 10 p.m.) Entertainment throughout the day.

Sunday, Sept. 1

10 a.m. to dusk — Boat races

Noon to 10 p.m.: Midway, rides, arts and crafts, and Bear Country Radio’s 26th Annual Bear Bash


Rt. 80 to 220 North, go about 8 miles to Lock Haven exit, follow to Bridge St., crossover bridge, make a right turn into pits.


Best Western — 570–748–3297 or Fairfield Inn — 570–748–1580

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APBA Race Circular

Regatta: Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

Event Date: 8/31/2019–9/1/2019



Interstate 70 to Wheeling, Exit 1A. Turn onto Rt. 2 (Main Street) south. Go to approx. one-half mile to 12th Street, turn right to Heritage Port.


Hampton Inn Wheeling, 304–233–0440
McLure House, Wheeling 304–233–0300

Course: Vintage only, all classes of inboards except unlimited. Vintage outboards welcome but must be able to crane launch.

Start Type: Flag start on the command of the referee

Safety / Rescue: Niagara Dive Rescue


Friday, August 30 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 31 8:00 AM — 8:30 AM; 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM
Sunday, September 1 8:00 AM — 8:30 AM; 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Driver Meeting:

Saturday, August 31 8:30 AM, Heritage Port
Sunday, September 1, 8:30 AM, Heritage Port
All drivers/riders MUST attend drivers meeting each day to be able to run that day.

APBA Race Circular

Regatta: Shake the Lake

Event Date: 8/31/2019–9/1/2019


Place: Oshkosh, WI Millers Bay, Lake Winnebago


From North/South: Take Hwy 41 to exit 116, South Park/WI-44, follow Northeast. Left on Ohio, continue onto Wisconsin Ave. Right on Irving, Left on Hazel to park.


Several hotels in the area, no special rates. Motor homes allowed in Park, no hook-ups.


SO/MOD/J either 3 or 4 laps per heat, will be announced at the drivers meeting. Approx 3/8 mile course. Not approved for records.

Start Type: Clock Start

Classes: 3 over 2 days of racing — Classes to be determined at registration

Conducting Club: SPORT RACING LLC # 103

Place: Windsor, CO Eaton Ditch

Directions: Pits will be across the street from Chapmans Fresh Produce in an empty lot


Host Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ~ 970–663–0057
6092 E. Crossroads Blvd
Loveland, CO 80538


F1 = 7/8 mile, 8 minute heats, 17 minute final
FLights = 1/2 mile, 6 minute heats, 16 minute final
TriHull = 1/3mile, 7 laps heats, 20 lap final
JHdryo = 1/2 mile, 3 lap heats, 5 lap final

Start Type: modified lemans for F1, FLights — pace boat for JHydro, TriHull

Safety / Rescue: Sport Racing Rescue

Classes: National Championships: F1 and SST45

APBA Race Circular

Regatta: Portsmouth National Championship Boat Race

Event Date: 9/1/2019–9/2/2019


Place: Portsmouth, OH Ohio River


Riverfront Park — 728 2nd St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dry Pits — 199 Front St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
*FROM NORTH: US-23 S and OH-315 S to US-23 S. Take exit 52 from I-270 E
Continue on US-23 S. Drive to Massie St in Portsmouth. Empty lot at Massie and Front Streets. 
*FROM SOUTH: I-77 N and I-64 W to US-52 N in Huntington. Take exit 6 from I-64W. Follow US-52 W and US-23 N to Massie St in Portsmouth. The pit is an empty lot at Massie and Front Streets.


*Mention Breakwater Boat Race at both hotels
Quality Inn — 740.353.3232 — $70.00/night plus tax — 5100 Old Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Comfort Inn — 520.441.6162 — $139.00/night plus tax — 8226 Ohio River Rd, Wheelersburg, OH


*SST 120 & Super Sport- Approx. 3/4 mile rectangular course
120 — Time trial 1 lap Super Sport — Draw for position 
2–15 lap heats reverse order of finish on 2nd heat
1–30 lap final
*SST60 and Thundercat — Approx. 1/2 mile course 
60 — Time trial 1 lap Thundercat — Draw for position
2- 10–15 lap heats reverse order of finish on 2nd heat
1–20 lap final

Start Type: Lemans/Beach Start

Classes: Local Class: Super Sport
National Championships: SST 120 and SST 60

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