Racefest – November 18-19, 2017

Englewood Beach Waterfest Racefest logoSpeed, Power and Excitement comes to Englewood Beach for a 2 day festival, November 18th thru the 19th. Get to see thrilling off shore competitions.

This will be the World Championship for the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) with expected attendance of over 60 boats running at speeds up to and over 130 miles per hour.

Various water events are scheduled thru out the month of November. Race fans are encouraged to visit Race Village on Englewood Beach all 3 days. 

Our partner in offshore racing brings 40+ years of experience, this year alone having staged races in, New Jersey, Lake Ozark, Missouri, Port Huron, Michigan/Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, Fall River, Massachusetts, and Ocean City, Maryland.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 16, 2017

 

Arrival of Race Boats – Race Village – (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)

Crane Area – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

Ramp Area – Indian Mound Park (210 Winson Ave, Englewood, FL)

Wet Pits – Chadwick Park​ (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

​Dry Pits – Race Village – (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)

Wash Down Area – Race Village – (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)

Waste Disposal – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

Fuel – TBA​

Race Control – Beach at Race Village – (2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)

Helicopter Launch – Buchan Airport (1390 Old Englewood Rd, Englewood)

10am-3pm

Racer Registration – Manasota Key Realty (1927 Beach Rd, Englewood, FL

12pm-4pm

GPS Registration – GPS Trailer @ Race Village

Race Boats Inspections – Race Village

4pm

Closed Swim / Dunker Testing – Weston’s WannaB Inn (985 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL) by appointment only

5pm

Coast Guard Briefing – Gazebo at Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

6pm

Volunteer Meeting – Gazebo at Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

Friday, November 17, 2017

All Day

Arrival Of Race Boats

8am-12pm

OPEN Swim / Dunker Testing – Weston’s WannaB Inn (985 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL)

10am

Racer Meeting – Beach Tent in Race Village

11am

Race Control Operational

11am-2pm

Racer Registration – Manasota Key Realty (1927 Beach Rd, Englewood, FL)

11am-4pm

GPS Registration – GPS Trailer @ Race Village

Crane & Ramp Operational

12pm-3pm

Racer Boat Testing

12pm-4pm

Race Boats Inspections – Race Village

2pm

Awareness Meeting (Staff) – Registration Room

5pm

Race Boat Block Party (Deaborn St, Englewood, FL)
Leave dry pits: 4pm
Return to pits: 10pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017

All Day

Race Village open to the pubic

7am

Team Physical – Beach Tent in Race Village

8am

Racer Meeting – Beach Tent in Race Village

9am

Set up Course Buoys

Medical and Dive team briefing – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

Patrol Fleet Briefing – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

10am

Race Control Operational

Crane & Ramp Operational

11am

Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station

12pm

RACE 1 (subject to adjustment)

2pm

RACE 2 (subject to adjustment)

4pm

RACE 3 (subject to adjustment)

GPS Readings – GPS Trailer 

​Return immediately following completion of each race​​​

7pm Awards Ceremony – Stage in Race Village

Sunday, November 19, 2017

All Day

Race Village open to the pubic

7am

Team Physical – Beach Tent in Race Village

8am

Racer Meeting – Beach Tent in Race Village

9am

Set up Course Buoys

Medical and Dive team briefing – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

Patrol Fleet Briefing – Chadwick Park (2100 N Beach, Rd Englewood, FL)

10am

Race Control Operational

Crane & Ramp Operational

11am

Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station

12pm

RACE 1 (subject to adjustment)

2pm

RACE 2 (subject to adjustment)

4pm

RACE 3 (subject to adjustment)

GPS Readings – GPS Trailer 

​Return immediately following completion of each race​​​

7pm Awards Ceremony – Stage in Race Village

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Watch this space for more information as it becomes available!