As Covid-19 lingers on, HRL officials decide to delay the opening of their 2021 season and also reshuffle race dates

We have been watching this spaces particularly close given the fact that Cambridge Maryland was the original season opener. With the high rates of Covid-19 cases still circulating around certain parts of the state looks like our suspicions for a delayed opening were true.

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To ensure the safety of racing teams, spectators, its volunteers and employees, the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) has decided to postpone the start of the season and hold four of the eight races of the calendar, in addition to moving two of the events to September and October.

Conditionally to the evolution of the pandemic and the measures in place, the following races will be held:

  • The Detroit Hydrofest | August 27 to 29
  • Les Régates de Sorel-Tracy | September 4 & 5
  • Les Régates de Beauharnois | September 18 & 19
  • The Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta | October 9 & 10

“We have hope that the situation will have improved by August, and that we will have a semblance of normalcy, explains Didier-Bernard Séguin, HRL commissioner. Our drivers come from different countries, different states and provinces, so we had logistics decisions to make.”

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