APBA Addresses 2020 Season

The American Power Boat Association updates racers and organizations on their current position with the pandemic as of today. The APBA has decided that they will be continuing to grant sanctioning of races for areas that will allow gatherings.

Safety on and off the waters is always a major concern of the organization which they will continue to monitor the situations closely. They will be making sure every event that takes place has protocols in places and takes the proper measures to insure the safety of everyone. All organizations must also give notice of any cancellation within 14 days to racers and fans allowing people to plan accordingly.

Racers approach start dock in Bradenton, FL in front of packed shorelines.

Chris Fairchild the current APBA President phrases it well in his statement saying “The racing world is all about managing risk, in whatever form it may come. Whether it be wind, water and yes — now a pandemic — it’s now all our job to manage those risks and protect our racers, staff and spectators so we may continue to race for many years to come. Our world has changed, and we will continue. We just need to adapt to our current racing conditions. Racing is what we do: we eat it, breath it, and so — we live it!”

Updates will continue to come in as many areas across North America are currently adjusting their social distancing rules and pulling back on their lockdowns.