2012 Madison Regatta

New Size and Shape For Madison Course

The Ohio River H1 Unlimited hydroplane race course at Madison will officially be scaled back to 1 2/3 miles for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup again in July. Construction of a new Madison-Milton Bridge forced Regatta officials to look at alternate options with the layout of the “Wild” Bill Cantrell Memorial race course. Traditionally, the course has been 2.5 miles in length with boats crossing underneath the U.S. 421 bridge en route to turn two. The new layout will shift the course downstream just slightly. Turn two will now enter and exit on a line with St. Michael’s Avenue, roughly 200 yards downstream from the old layout.

Madison race course for 2011-2012

2012 Indiana Governor’s Cup
Madison Regatta Race Schedule
All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
*Times subject to change

FRIDAY, JULY 6TH
8:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Pit And Course Setup
9:30am Unlimited Driver’s Meeting
9:30am Safety & Rescue meeting / Divers walk-thru
10:30am – 10:45am Opening Ceremonies
10:00am – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours
10:45am – 12:00pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only, No Qualifications
12:00pm – 1:00pm River Opens
1:00pm River Closes
1:00pm – 2:15pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
2:15pm-3pm Vintage Hydroplanes
3:00pm – 5:00pm “Pole Position” Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifications

5:00pm River Opens
5:15pm Tony & Phyllis Steinhardt and Family present the Fastest Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifier Award Ceremony
6:15pm Madison Regatta Parade on Main Street

SATURDAY, JULY 7TH
8:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Course Setup
8:00am Drivers Physicals
8:30am Safety & Rescue Meeting / Divers walk-thru
9:00am – 1:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours
9:30am – Unlimited Driver’s Meeting
10:30am – 10:45am Opening Ceremonies
10:45am – 11:00am Grote Industries Air Show
11:00am – 12:00pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
12:00pm – 1:00pm River Opens
12:15pm – 12:45pm VFW Post 1969 & The Men’s Auxiliary Unlimited Driver’s Autograph Session #1
1:00pm River Closes
1:30pm Clifty Engineering & Tool Company Unlimited Heat 1A
2:00pm Morgan Foods Unlimited Heat 1B
2:30pm John Humes Memorial Unlimited Heat 1C
2:50pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Heat Winners
3:00pm – 4:00pm Comfort Inn Pit Tours
3:15pm – 4:00pm Vintage Hydroplanes
4:15pm – 5:15pm Unlimited Hydroplane Testing Only
4:00pm River Opens
9:00pm River Closes for Air Show & Fireworks
9:30pm Grote Industries Twilight Air Show
Approx 10:00pm American Legion Post #9 Fireworks Spectacular Co-Sponsored by American Legion Post #9 & Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH
8:00am River Closes / Race Course Setup / Finalize Setup
8:00am Drivers Physicals
8:30am Safety & Rescue Meeting / Divers walk-thru
9:00am – 9:30am Chapel Services
9:30am – 10:00am Opening Ceremonies
10:00am – 10:20am Grote Industries Air Show
10:30am – 11:30am Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
11:30am River Opens
11:45am – 12:15pm VFW Post 1969 & The Men’s Auxiliary Unlimited Driver’s Autograph Session #2
12:30pm River Closes
1:00pm American Legion Post #9 Unlimited Heat 2A
1:20pm Budweiser Unlimited Heat 2B
1:40pm Fred Leland Memorial Unlimited Heat 2C
2:00pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Heat Winners
2:40pm Unlimited Heat 3A
3:00pm Unlimited Heat 3B
3:20pm Unlimited Heat 3C
3:30pm – 3:45pm Vintage Hydroplanes
3:40pm Awards Ceremony at Judge’s Stand for Heat Winners
3:50pm – 4:10pm Grote Industries Air Show
4:20pm The LUCAS OIL Indiana Governor’s Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Race
5:00pm River Opens
5:15pm LUCAS OIL Indiana Governor’s Cup Awards Presentation at the Judge’s Stand

2012 Madison Regatta Event Schedule
(Special Note: all times are Eastern Daylight Time)

Madison Regatta Riverfront Run Car Show, Sponsored by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre & Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation
Saturday, May 26 – Starting at 8am Vaughn Drive and Broadway Street

Little Miss Pageant
Saturday, June 30 – Noon at Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Miss Pre-Teen Pageant
Saturday, June 30 – Starts right after the Little Miss Pageant at Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium

ISU Insurance & Investment Group Miss Teen Pageant
Saturday, June 30 – 6:00pm at Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium

Remote Control Boats
Saturday, June 30 – 10am at Jefferson Proving Grounds Kruger Lake

Xi Beta Upsilon Miss Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant
Monday, July 2 – 7:00pm at Madison Consolidated High School Auditorium

Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation Bed Race
Tuesday, July 3 – 5:30pm on Main Street in front of Jefferson County (IN) Courthouse

RKO Enterprises Waterball Fight
Wednesday, July 4 – 5:30pm on Vaughn Drive and Broadway Street

WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance
Wednesday, July 4 – 8pm – 11pm at Fireman’s Park on the Riverfront

Music on the River, co-sponsored by Arvin Sango, Big O Tires, & Northside Liquors, at Fireman’s Park on the Riverfront

Wednesday, July 4: 8pm – 11pm *
     WORX 96.7 FM Street Dance

Thursday, July 5: 5:00pm – 11:30pm *
     Radio 96.3 WJAA presents Total Rock Radio with Danny Lee Anderson 5-5:30pm, Howard,
     Lewis & Lovins 6-6:45pm, Chuck Barnes Band 7:15-8pm, The Wheel 8:30-9:45pm, Rusty Bladen
     10:15-11:30pm

Friday, July 6: 7:30pm – 11:15pm *
     95.3 WIKI presents The Woodsman Quartet 7:30-8:00pm, Finals of The Texaco Country Singer Showdown featuring winners from the regional contests 8:15-9:30pm,      Mathew Barringer Band 10-11:15pm

Saturday, July 7: 5pm – 12am
     WORX 96.7 FM / WXGO 1270 AM presents Darryl Hewitt and Mark Louden 5:00-5:45pm, Beyond Doubt 6-6:45pm, Power Plant 7:15-8:15pm, Jimmy Davis Band      8:45–10:00pm, Zellus 10:30pm-12:00am

     * For Music On The River events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night, a special $5.00 vintage button sold that night (good for that specific night only) or a Regatta      admission wristband is required. Saturday night Music and Fireworks are free. Bands subject to change and weather permitting.

See the Race Schedule for Friday, July 6th activities

Media Party / Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours
Thursday, July 5 – Time 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the VIP Tent along the Riverfront. (Drivers, Owners, H1 Unlimited Officials, Media, Sponsors, Chamber Members & guests only, City & County Officials)

Madison Regatta Parade
Friday, July 6 – 6:15pm on Main Street

See the Race Schedule for Saturday, July 7th activities

The Madison Courier 10K Walk/Run
Saturday, July 7 – 8am at Madison Consolidated High School Parking Lot

Grote Industries Air Shows by aerobatic pilot Brett Hunter
Saturday & Sunday, July 7th & 8th

Fireworks Spectacular sponsored byAmerican Legion Post No. 9 & Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre
Saturday, July 7 – approx. 10pm / Riverfront

See the Race Schedule for Sunday, July 8th activities concluding with the LUCAS OIL Indiana Governor’s Cup Race