Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta 2020-01-08T15:36:01-05:00

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This year marks the 109th Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta on the Choptank River – the country’s longest-running powerboat race, with some boats reaching speeds up to 170mph!

The 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. Admission is free with a $5 a day charge for in/out parking. Food and drink will be available. (Sorry, no outside coolers allowed.) Races are scheduled to run rain or shine; although, if the wind is strong, the race organizers may changes.

  • When: 10:30am to 5pm on May 16 and 17.
  • Where: Hambrooks Bay, off the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland. Watch the action from Great Marsh Park, 1 Somerset Ave.  There will be bleacher seating, as well as room for lawn chairs. 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.
  • The Pit: There will be opportunities to visit the cold pit area to see some of the boats up close and meet the race teams.
  • Spectator’s Guide: Check out the helpful Spectator’s Guide to the Cambridge Classic from 2017 put out by PropTalk magazine.

(Photo by Skip Vanderslice)

Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta; photo by Skip Vanderslice