CRA Vintage Racers In The Sea Plane Capital

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Vintage race season is here with the 2017 CRA Tavares Spring Thunder Regatta  which rings in spring every season now for over the past 5 years in downtown Tavares which is known as the sea plane capital of the world. The event draws large numbers of vintage and modern fans/racers to have fun and watch history brought back to life. 

 

This year our BoatStars Vintage Race Boat Team was again on hand with the Switzers Wings brining out 3 of our own wings Thunder Ball, Red Bird and our latest addition Miss Diablo along with Rich Lurhs Dust’N the Wind to have 4 wings again reunited., which for those who don't know the history of the wings they were built exclusively for part of Mercury Racings attempts to break a 100 mph with a twin outboard boat which they achieved with only a pair of inline six 100’s being the first of its kind to raise the bar. 

 

Along with our rides their were many hydroplanes, tunnel boats and skiffs that had achieved great accomplishments over the years including several World Champions along with national champions that ran from the early 60’s all the way to the late 80’s. The Classic Race Boat Association now gets things inline for their Fall Run which sees even bigger numbers and brings out racers from all over including Super Boat International Racers following the SBI World Championships in November.

 

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