Offshore Powerboat Association Modifies 2024 Schedule

Offshore Powerboat Association Modifies 2024 Schedule

With last week’s cancelation of the Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach event originally set for October 11-13 in Southwest Florida, the Offshore Powerboat Association lost an event on its 2024 racing schedule. Ed Smith the president of the the New Jersey-based organization, and his team have taken a two-prong approach fill the void, staring with moving its Miami Grand Prix event to those October dates.

The Offshore Powerboat Association has added one race and moved the dates for another for the 2024 season. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

The organization also has added a new event, Roar On The River in Highlands, N.J., set for May 17-19.

“This event has promise,” wrote Nick Smith, the senior vice-president of the Offshore Powerboat Association, in past on the OPA Facebook page. It’s a great little town in New Jersey— somewhere we’ve never been before—with a really enthusiastic board of directors.”

“We are aware the date coincides with Thunder on Cocoa Beach, and plan to change that going forward,” he added. ‘But the attendance in both locations are different classes generally.”

Here’s a quick look at the revised Offshore Powerboat Association’s 2024 schedule:

May 17-19—Roar On The River, Highlands, N.J.
June 21-23—The Casino Cup, Atlantic City, N.J.
July 12-14—Eastlake/Willoughby Grand Prix, Eastlake, Ohio
July 26-28—St. Clair River Classic, St. Clair, Mich.
August 2-4—Great Lakes Grand Prix, Michigan City, Ind.
September 20-22—Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix, Lake Hopatcong, N.J.
October 11-13—Miami Offshore Grand Prix, Miami
November 14-17—Englewood Beach Waterfest Grand Prix, Englewood Beach, Fla.

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