67th Annual Madison Regatta Summer Festival June 30 – July 2

The Madison Regatta is the city of Madison’s premier summer event featuring Unlimited and Grand Prix class hydroplane racing. The summer festival event, held every year July fourth weekend, also features a Saturday night music concert and Zambelli fireworks extravaganza. This will be the 67th year the Madison Regatta has been held and is one of the oldest sporting events in the state of Indiana.

Madison Regatta
June 26th – Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant – North Madison Christian Church – 7 pm.
June 27th – Madison Regatta/RKO Enterprises Waterball Fights – Main Street in front of the Courthouse – 6:00 pm
Jun27th – Movie sponsored by the City of Madison – 8:00 pm
June 28th – WORX Street Dance – Vaughn Drive – 8:00 pm – in front of Fireman’s Park
June 28th – Cutie Pie and Baby Contest – Bicentennial Park, register at 5,
Starts at 6:00
June 29th – Music at Fireman’s Park – 5 pm
June 29th – Rockin the VIP – VIP tent at 9 PM
June 30th – Madison Regatta Golf Tournament – Sunrise Golf course, register at 8 am, starts at 9 AM
June 30th – City of Madison/Madison Regatta Parade – Main Street at 7PM, Sponsored by German American Bank
June 30th – Music on the River at Fireman’s Park – 5 PM
July 1st – Madison Courier Run/Walk – Madison High School – 8 am
July 1st– Music on the River @ Bicentennial Park – 7pm
July 1st – Fireworks – Riverfront dark thirty!! 10 pm – American Legion

Race Schedule
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
*Times subject to change

FRIDAY, June 30th

08:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Pit and Course Setup
08:00am – 09:00am Driver Physicals Location to be announced
09:00am – 10:00am Drivers Meeting
09:30am – 10:00am Safety & Rescue meeting / Divers walk-thru
10:00am – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tour
10:45am –11:00am Opening Ceremonies
12:00pm – 1:15pm Grand Prix World Testing
1:15pm- 2:00pm H-1 Unlimited Testing
2:00pm- 3:15pm Grand Prix World Testing
3:15pm- 4:00pm H-1 Unlimited Testing

5:00pm – 12:00am Music on the River, co-sponsored by Arvin Sango, Big O Tires, Riverboat Inn, & Northside Liquors at Fireman’s Park on the Riverfront (See Event Schedule for list of bands)

*Note for Friday, June 30th: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. For Friday’s Music on the River event: Friday’s special $5.00 vintage button sold at the gates or a Regatta admission wristband is required.


7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Course Setup
9:00am – 9:30am Driver Physicals
9:30am –10:00am Driver’s Meeting
9:00am – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours
10:45am –11:00am Opening Ceremonies
11:00am –11:30am Grand Prix World Heat 1A
11:30am- 12:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 1B
12:00pm – 1:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat Testing
1:00pm – 1:30pm Grand Prix World Heat 2A
1:30pm- 2:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 2B
2:00pm – 2:30pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 1A
2:00pm- 3:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 1B
3:00pm – 4:00pm VFW Post #1969 Driver’s Autograph Session
3:00pm – 4:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 3A
3:30pm- 4:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 3B
4:30pm – 5:00pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand
5:00pm River Opens
5:00pm – 11:00pm Music in Bicentennial Park
8:30pm River Closes for Fireworks
Approx 10:00pm Fireworks Spectacular, Co-Sponsored by American Legion Post #9, the City of Madison Indiana & Jefferson County Board of Tourism

*Note for Saturday, July 1st: Daytime access to the Madison Regatta is a Regatta admission wristband. Saturday night’s Music in Bicentennial Park will be admission entry only and Fireworks are free to enjoy anywhere else along the river.

**River Opens Following Conclusion of Fireworks Display


7:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Setup
8:00am – 8:30am Drivers Physical
8:30am – 9:30am Safety & Rescue Meeting / Divers walk-thru
9:00am – 10:00am Drivers Meeting
10:00am – 10:30am Chapel Services
10:45am – 11:00am Opening Ceremonies
11:00am – 11:30am H-1 Unlimited Heat 2A
11:30am- 12:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 2B
12:00pm – 12:30pm Grand Prix World Heat 4A
12:30pm- 1:00pm Grand Prix World Heat 4B
1:00pm – 1:30pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 3A
1:30pm- 2:00pm H-1 Unlimited Heat 3B
2:00pm – 3:00pm Grand Prix World Final
3:00pm – 4:00pm H-1 Unlimited Indiana Governor’s Cup
Unlimited Hydroplane Final
4:30pm- 5:00pm Indiana Governor’s Cup Awards Presentation at the Judge’s Stand
5:30pm River Opens

Madison Regatta

Website: Madisonregatta.com
E-mail: info@madisonregatta.com
Phone: 812.274.0400
Twitter: @madisonregatta
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madisonregatta

PO Box 341
201 East Vaughn Drive
Madison, IN 47250

WORX Radio covers the Madison Regatta from start to finish: Listen Live

The Madison Courier covers the entire H1 Unlimited circuit in detail and has been honored by H1 Unlimited in 2012 and 2013 for the Best Seasonal Print Coverage.

HAPO Columbia Cup July 28-30

The HAPO Columbia Cup is always a favorite stop on the Unlimited circuit. Begun in 1966, the event is a community favorite, always bringing tens of thousands of fans to the shores of the Columbia River for three days of sun-baked racing on one of the fastest courses we race on. In terms of all-out speed and excitement, it doesn't get much better than Tri-Cities!

With most of the teams headquartered in Washington State, the race is guaranteed to have one of the largest and fastest fields of the year!

Tri-Cities Gold Cup

Tickets are available at the Water Follies website

Tri-City Water Follies

Website: www.waterfollies.com
E-mail: info@waterfollies.com
Phone: (509) 783-4675
Fax: (509) 388-0191
Twitter: @Water_Follies
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tricitywaterfollies

621 N Gum
Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336

KNDU-TV broadcasts Sunday’s action from start to finish

Seafair Weekend featuring the Albert Lee Appliance Cup August 4-6

One of the most popular events of Seafair is the Albert Lee Appliance Cup, which is held on beautiful Lake Washington in Seattle. The race attracts tens of thousands of spectators, both those standing on the public shores of the lake, and those in boats anchored just outside the course on the Log Boom. The same weekend, in a tradition restarted in 1972, the Blue Angels also perform their aerial stunts over the lake between races.

Make your way down to Genesee Park in Seattle to witness the World’s Most Spectacular Race Boats go head to head on the largest stage H1 Unlimited Hydroplane drivers will race on all season. Immense crowds, live streaming coverage online and live radio broadcast of the races make this an event not to miss!

Albert Lee Appliance Cup

Tickets are available on the Seafair website


Website: www.seafair.com
E-mail: info@seafair.com
Phone: (206) 728-0123
Fax: (206) 728-9506
Twitter: @SeafairFestival
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Seafair

2200 Sixth Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121

Radio: KKNW 1150 AM is scheduled to provide radio coverage on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

TV: KIRO-TV KIRO-TV Channel 7 (SD) or 107 (HD) – Primetime Wrap-Up Special beginning at 7:00 PM Sunday

KIROTV.com: Live online stream of KIRO TV show, beginning at 9:00 AM Sunday

KIRO TV apps: Android | Apple | iPad Watch the live KIRO TV stream on your phone or iPad

SeattleTimes.com: Sports section

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Hydrofest August 25-27

Call it a doubleheader or call it two-for-one, but whatever moniker you place on Detroit’s weekend of racing one thing is guaranteed — there will be plenty of H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing. For the first time in modern history, two unlimited races will be run on the same weekend. On Saturday, the Motor City is bringing the Presidents Cup out of retirement and on Sunday, the Detroit River will once again play host to the APBA Gold Cup.

The President’s Cup was contested by Unlimited hydroplanes between 1926 and 1977. The APBA Gold Cup is the oldest trophy in all of the motorsports and is literally the Gold Standard for the sport. The Detroit River course combines the widest and tightest turns on the Unlimited circuit. With 200+ MPH top speeds and the always unpredictable river, get ready for the most action the river has seen in decades with two H1 Unlimited Hydroplane point races on two consecutive days.

UAW/GM Hydrofest
Friday August 25
9:00-9:30 H1 Unlimited Drivers Meeting Pit Tower
10:00-10:30 350 Drivers meeting Piston Park
10:30-11:00 GP drivers meeting Piston park
1:00-2:00 H1 Unlimited testing
2:00-2:30 350 testing
2:30-3:00 Grand Prix testing
3:00-4:15 H1 Unlimited Qualifying-Presidents Cup
4:20-4:40 350 testing
4:45-5:15 Grand Prix testing
5:15-5:25 Vintage
5:30-7:00 H1 Unlimited Qualifying-APBA Gold Cup

Saturday August 26
7:00-7:45 Drivers Physicals
7:45-8:15 H1 Unlimited Drivers meeting Pit Tower
8:30-9:30 H1 Unlimited testing
8:30-9:00 350 Drivers Meeting Piston Park
9:00-9:30 GP Drivers Meeting Piston park
9:30-9:50 350 testing
10:00-10:20 GP testing
10:30-10:45 350 1A
10:50-11:05 350 1B
11:10-11:25 350 1C
11:25-12:20 Lunch/Unlimited Autograph
12:25-12:40 H1 Unlimited 1A
12:45-1:00 H1 Unlimited 1B
1:10-1:25 GP1A
1:25-1:40 GP 1B
1:45-2:00 GP 1C
2:15-2:30 H1 Unlimited 2A
2:30-2:45 H1 Unlimited 2B
2:55-3:10 350 2A
3:15-3:30 350 2B
3:35-3:50 350 2C
3:50- 4:00 Vintage
4:05-4:20 GP 2A
4:25-4:40 GP 2B
4:45-5:00 GP 2C
5:10-5:25 H1 Unlimited Presidents Cup Final

Sunday August 27
7:30-8:30 Drivers Physicals
8:30-9:30 H1 Unlimited testing
9:30-10:00 350 Drivers Meeting Piston Park
10:00-10:30 GP Drivers Meeting Piston Park
10:40-10:55 opening Ceremony
11:00-11:20 H1 Unlimited 1A
11:20-11:40 H1 Unlimited 1B
11:40-12:30 Lunch/Autograph session
12:40-12:55 H1 Unlimited 2A
1:00-1:15 H1 Unlimited 2B
1:25-1:40 GP 3A
1:40-1:55 GP3B
1:55-2:10 GP 3C
2:15-2:30 H1 Unlimited 3A
2:30-2:45 H1 Unlimited 3B
3::00-3:15 GP Consolation
3:25-3:40 350 Final
3:45-3:55 Vintage
4:10-4:25 GP Final
4:35:-4:50 H1 Unlimited APBA Gold Cup Final

Tickets are available on the Detroit Boat Races website or call 313-329-8047

Website: www.detroitboatraces.com
Detroit Riverfront Events Inc.
P.O. Box 71
Washington, MI 48094-9998
Detroit Boat Races on Facebook: Event information and photos

Detroit Boat Races on Twitter: Event information and photos

Detroit Free Press: Motorsports section

HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair September 15-17

In existence since 1964, the San Diego Bayfair will offer a variety of activities on and off the water. For three days, H1 Unlimited hydroplanes race on the wind protected waters of Mission Bay on a 2-1/2 mile race course which is one of the sport’s two super speedways.

The beautiful white sandy beaches offer fans a one of a kind environment to watch an H1 Unlimited hydroplane race. In addition to admission to activities and pit row on Fiesta Island. Bayfair offers overnight R/V spaces in Mission Bay Park and the only time of year for beach camping on East Vacation Island, all overlooking the azure blue race course.

San Diego Bayfair

Website: www.sandiegobayfair.org
E-Mail: bayfairinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 858-578-7454
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SD_Bayfair
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoBayfair

P.O. Box 600426
San Diego, CA 92160