Here’s your guide to powerboat racing this weekend

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

Directions:

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.

Accommodations:

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


All the rest:

APBA Race Circular

Regatta: Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

Event Date: 8/31/2019–9/1/2019

Conducting Club: WHEELING VINTAGE RACEBOAT ASSOCIATION #393

Directions:

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.

Accommodations:

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

Registration:

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

Conducting Club: BADGER STATE OUTBOARD ASSOCIATION #304

Place: Oshkosh, WI Millers Bay, Lake Winnebago

Directions:

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.

Accommodations:

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

Course:

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

Accommodations:

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

Course:

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

Conducting Club: BREAKWATER POWERBOAT ASSOCIATION #461


Place: Portsmouth, OH Ohio River

Directions:

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.

Accommodations:

*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

Course:

*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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