Offshore Grand Prix Races, Point Pleasant Beach

Posted by Shawn Clayton on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 3:49pm.

 

Sunday, 6/16 - Grand Prix Boat Races

Race #1 Starts at 12 pm

Race #2 Starts at 2 pm

 

Happy Father's Day! Come out with the family & watch the Offshore Grand Prix races. The races started off as the Indy 500 of Offshore Racing during the 1970’s. The New Jersey Offshore Powerboat Racing Association has been the host of the club since racing started in Point Pleasant Beach 40+ years ago. NJ Offshore is a very active club with over 100 members and has kept the tradition alive on the Jersey Shore.

 During the years the names have changed and the race course has gotten smaller and shorter. Back when the races started the course was over 200 miles long from NY’s Fire Island to Seaside Heights, NJ. One lap was about 80 miles in length. Many spectators, and there were many, would only see a boat pass by once an hour and only see 3-4 boats along the course. Today the racecourse is a small 4 mile oval as close to the beach as possible. Since the beach drops off quickly, the boats will run about 150 feet of the surf. Even the outside leg of the race can be seen from the shoreline. It is quite the show – come out with your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy the race!

 SCHEDULE

10am-5pm     Race Village open

7am                Team Physicals - Point Pleasant Beach Town Hall

8am                Racer Meeting - Point Pleasant Beach Town Hall

9am                Set Course Markers

9am​                Medical and Dive team briefing - Chef International Parking lot  

                       & Patrol Fleet Briefing - Chef International Parking lot

10am              Race Control Operational & Crane and Ramp Operational

11am                    Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station

12pm ​             RACE 1 (subject to adjustment) 

 2pm                RACE 2 (subject to adjustment) 

6pm                Awards Ceremony - Martell’s Lobster House (308 Boardwalk, PPB)

Shawn Clayton, Owner/Broker, REALTOR®

Jersey Shores Luxury Home Expert
732-295-2222

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