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Hull Design(s): V-Hull,Tunnel, Hydroplane,

Average Size: 14-30'

Track style: Oval Track

Ideal Water Conditions: Calm

 

 

Brief Over View: Vintage boat racing brings all the classic race boats from the early years of racing back to life allowing fans to see some of the legendary boats that help make our sport what is today. Although these events are classified as races these days the shows affliated with vintage race boat are more a show and shines where participants who want to run their boats can take to the closed course with fellow boats of their class where they run in a completive race simple to showcase to fans what these boat were capable of back in the day and how they looked running. Each one of the events offers a unique experiences and allows you to time travel back to hay days of our sport.

 

 

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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 21:48

Poker Runs 101

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Hull Design(s): V-Hulls and Cats

Average Size: 20-51'

Ideal Water Conditions: Mild Chop

Top Affiliated Organizations: Poker Runs America, Florida Powerboat Club

 

Brief Over View: Poker Runs take place every week around the world featuring high performance pleasure and race boats of all types and styles that come out together in a fun social event. They are not actually races as some of the general public has come to think, they are in actual fact a charity event where friends and people who share the same passion run their boats to 5 card destinations where upon arrival to each destination each boat receives one randomly selected playing card the team who makes it to all 5 stops and has the best hand to present at the event dinner after the run wins a cash pot prize. The fastest boat does not win and speed is not the goal but these events all feature the nicest and fastest performance boats from the surrounding areas to help donate and raise money for local charities.

 

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Hull Design(s): Tunnel Air Entrapment

Average Size: 14-19'

Track style: Drag Start to Oval Course

Ideal Water Conditions: Calm- Mild Chop

Affiliated Pro Organizations: OPC, F1H2O

 

Brief Over View: Tunnel boat racing is the formula cars of boar racing with two of highest classes of pro racing being the F1 & F2 Class promoted around the world. These boats are capable of up to 160MPH well being powered by Outboard engines of 250Horsepower and capable of 90 degree turns making for some exciting races filled with action. There are also a number of classes that are ideal for amateur racers looking to get comfortable on the track and history as history has seen this form of racing produced some of the worlds top racers and names in power boat racing.. 

 

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