Before you’re ready to jump in the cockpit and hit the water, some basic education on the ins and outs of powerboats might be helpful, so let’s take a look at some of the basics of powerboat racing
So, you’re interested in racing powerboats? Can’t say we blame you…there’s nothing quite like the thrill of racing neck and neck with some of the best drivers in the country at extreme speeds just inches above the water. These boats aren’t just for professional drivers, anyone can race and anyone can win – but winning doesn’t happen overnight. We’ve created this beginners guide to powerboat racing to help you understand what it takes to get started.
If you’re interested in racing in the APBA, it’s important for you to know where to race and how the race regions are organized. As a National organization, the APBA has 16 different racing regions set up across the country, and familiarizing yourself with the regional set-up is an important step to getting started.
There’s no lack of options when racing in the APBA – with nearly different 100 classes of racing spread across 13 categories, the APBA offers the most diverse mix of power boat racing options in the United States. So, which class is right for you?
The APBA Sanctions Race Events throughout the United States called Regattas. Regattas are typically a weekend long series of different races across multiple categories and classes. By participating in an APBA Sanctioned event, Racers are guaranteed insurance and also qualify to earn high points.