2019 Madison Regatta featuring the APBA Gold Cup

The 2019 Madison Regatta featured the APBA Gold Cup for the first time in almost 40 years, and seven H1 Unlimited Hydroplane drivers vied to get their name inscribed on the oldest motorsport trophy in the world. Only one did, Jimmy Shane – for the fourth time – and it marked the fourth Gold Cup for the Miss Madison team as well. The team’s first Gold Cup victory came in the 1971 race held in their home town that was the subject of the movie “Madison”.

Every test session, qualifying session and heat race was streamed LIVE from the shoreline and is available to replay in the video playlist below, as well as on the free H1 Unlimited app for Apple and Android devices. Our video feeds are also view-able on YouTube and Facebook, so you can watch all of the action right on your mobile device or smart TV, Roku, or gaming console – just search YouTube or Facebook for “H1 Unlimited”!

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The free “H1 Unlimited” mobile app brings the action and excitement of H1 Unlimited racing to your Android or Apple phone or tablet! Whether it’s following your favorite driver or team, staying up to date with current point standing and near real-time results, watching any one of over 3,900 embedded videos or watching our live stream from selected races this year, the new H1 app brings it to you!


  • Watch testing, qualifying and heat races in real-time on our Live Stream!
  • Driver and team bios and information
  • Race site information and links
  • Race results & points trackers
  • Up to date race weekend & event schedules
  • Driver and boat appearances
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  • “Hydros 101” brings you up to speed on all aspects of Unlimited Hydroplane racing
  • All race results 1992-2019
  • Over 3,900 embedded videos from 1992-2019
  • Powerful search function lets you find results or videos of interest

The app is available for both Apple & Android and is available for download in the Apple iTunes store and for Android in the Google Play Store.

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H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series

H1 Unlimited hydroplanes are the fastest racing boats in the world and their races are sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association, doing business as H1 Unlimited.  The Unlimiteds are powered by turbine and piston engines that produce over 3,000 horsepower, allowing the hydroplanes to reach speeds of over 200 mph, producing a massive 60-foot tall, 300-foot long wall of water called a “roostertail” behind them.  The majestic hydroplanes race in front of shorelines packed with fans on lakes and rivers throughout the United States.

The 2019 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series kicked-off in Guntersville, Alabama, home of the Guntersville Lake Hydrofest and the Race for the Southern Cup, won by Jimmy Shane in the U-6 “Miss HomeStreet”.

From there, the boats headed to Madison, Indiana, home of the only community-owned hydroplane on the circuit for the APBA Gold Cup Madison Regatta on the Ohio River. The Gold Cup was won by Jimmy Shane in the hometown U-6 “Miss Homestreet” for Shane’s fourth Gold Cup victory and the fourth by the Miss Madison team as well.

The next stop is the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington for the HAPO Columbia Cup and a sun-baked weekend on one of the super speedways of the series – look for speeds topping 200 mph.

Seattle, Washington hosts the fourth race, the HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair on the historic Lake Washington hydroplane course. The Seafair event always results in great racing as a majority of the teams have home bases and sponsors in the greater Seattle area, and a win in their hometown is tops on every participant’s list.

The season finishes on beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego, California at the HomeStreet Bank Bayfair Cup. The finale is sure to include a battle for the season high points championship, guaranteeing deck-to-deck battles until the final checkered flag!

If you haven’t experienced H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing in person, choose an event, get down to the shore and see what makes this “the most spectacular sport on the water.”