Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta 2017-02-16T14:22:10+00:00

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The oldest powerboat race in the United States, historically known as the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta, returns for its 107th running in Cambridge on May 13-14.

Boats such as hydroplanes, runabouts and Jersey speed skiffs will race each afternoon from 12pm–5pm (weather permitting) on the Choptank River off Great Marsh Park, 1 Somerset Ave. in Cambridge, MD. Spectators can tour the pit area beginning at 10am. Admission is free with a $5 a day charge for in/out parking. Food and drink will available.

The Cambridge Classic fleet ranges from the classic Jersey speed skiffs turning on their sides and going airborne at 70mph to the 1,500-horsepower grand prix boats that reach speeds of 170 mph and finish the five-mile course in three minutes.

Boats in the Cambridge Classic will race on a closed, five-mile course on Hambrooks Bay. Spectators can watch the race from the bleacher and concession area at Great Marsh Park. Spectators can also watch the Cambridge Classic from the water. The fleet will raft at Rooster Point. A no-wake zone will be established from Howell Point to the Choptank River Bridge.

But the best part of the event may be wandering the pit area. Fans of all ages can view the boats and meet the racers. Kids might even have the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a race boat.

More at cpbra.com.

Photo by Skip Vanderslice.

Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta; photo by Skip Vanderslice