2019 Guntersville HydroFest

The 2019 Guntersville HydroFest kicks off next Friday, June 29 on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Alabama!

The weekend will feature the H1 Unlimited fleet running for the Southern Cup, the Grand Prix World hydros and the Powerboat National series. Two nights of concerts, static displays, food and fun including a kids zone with water slides will round out the weekend.

Every test, qualifying session and heat race will be streamed LIVE from the shoreline and will be available in the video playlist below, as well as on the free H1 Unlimited app for Apple and Android devices. Our video feeds will also be viewable on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, so if you can’t make it to the race site, you can stay up on the latest action right on your mobile device or smart TV, Roku, or gaming console – just search YouTube for “H1 Unlimited”!

To get ready for the great racing upcoming on the “South’s Fastest Water”, watch the thrilling Final Heat from last year’s Southern Cup:

Get The FREE H1 Unlimited Mobile App!

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 3,200 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
  • Social media links for drivers & teams
  • “Hydros 101” brings you up to speed on all aspects of Unlimited Hydroplane racing
  • All race results 1992-2017
  • Over 3,900 embedded videos from 1992-2017
  • 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.

To learn more, click the “H1 MOBILE APP” menu item above or visit the app page.

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.

Follow the 2019 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Series as the season kicks-off in Guntersville, Alabama, home of the Guntersville Lake Hydrofest and the Race for the Southern Cup.

From there, the boats head 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 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.”