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2020 Race Schedule / Canceled Season 

Orange Cup Regatta

Lakeland, FL - March 4 - 5, 2020

For over 70 years Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland has been the destination for one of the most exciting races in the area. The annual Orange Cup Regatta, which features over 100 powerboat racers, will be held March 3-5. 

Fifteen different classes of race boats will be competing in this regatta on the “Lake of Records”, Lake Hollingsworth. This is a unique regatta because it is the only one in Florida where you can get double the APBA points by racing Saturday and Sunday. 

Enjoy the races from the shores of Lake Hollingsworth. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and lots of friends. 

Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta

Cambride, MD - May 16-17, 2020

From the beginning race organizers at Cambridge have sought to raise the bar on how events would be measured.  From race management, to safety and rescue, to hospitality and certainly the competitors Cambridge, Maryland is known throughout the annals of powerboat racing as a quality event, home of many of the sports legends – past and present - and hospitality at its best.

Gananoque Nickel Cup Hydroplane Regatta

Gananoque, ON, June 6-7, 2020

The town originally embraced hydroplane racing in the mid-1940s, when the International Nickel Cup Regatta was run among the 1,000 Islands. At that time, the event was made possible through the support of Frank LaQue, the Vice President of the International Nickel Company – who hailed from Gananoque.

The races grew to welcome thousands of spectators, with crowds lining the waterfront to watch the exciting action. It was known as one of the largest and most integral hydroplane regattas held in North America. The Gananoque event was highly regarded by both drivers and teams, who entered boats from as far afield as Florida, Texas, California and across Canada.

Thunder on the River - Long Sault, ON

Long Sault, ON - June 13-14, 2020

The hottest show on H20 is racing into eastern Ontario!  These mean machines zip across the river shooting rooster tail waves and thrilling audiences on the banks of the St. Lawrence River at the beautiful Milles Roches Beach on the Long Sault Parkway.


St. Felicien, ON - June 20-21, 2020

1000 Islands Regatta

Brockville, ON June 27-28, 2020

The 1000 Islands Regatta & Festival is back in Brockville and will once again be host to one of the nation’s premier hydroplane boat races. This summer’s the “1000 Islands Regatta” takes place on June 29 – July 1 at Blockhouse Island.

Régates de Valleyfield

Valleyfield, QC - July 10-12, 2020

A hydroplane is a plane without its wings. Add to this definition a top speed of up to 225 km/h, frequent skidding and extreme thrills.

The Régates de Valleyfield are without a doubt a unique event in North America. Part of the Major International Events Network (MIEN), the 80th edition of the festival will be held on July 13th, 14th and 15th, 2018.


Thunder on the Niagara

Tonawanda, NY - August 1-2, 2020

The THUNDER ON THE NIAGARA returns this summer on August 4th & 5th at Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, NY with Fast, Loud HYDROPLANE Racing !!


Our organization is the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association, Inc. and are governed by the Hydroplane Racing League, and partake in a joint sanction with the Canadian Boating Federation.   

Hydroplane racing has continued on the Niagara River since 1939.  

Detroit Hydrofest

Detroit, MI - August 22-23, 2020

Each summer Unlimited Hydroplanes race at speeds touching 200mph on the Detroit River.

  • Free Friday! Admission to the Grandstand area and General Admission parks is free. Testing and qualifying from 1pm to 7pm.

  • APBA H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes race for two prestigious trophies!

  • HRL Grand Prix Hydroplanes powered by supercharged 468ci big-block engines with a top speed of 160MPH

  • H350 Hydroplanes with 350ci small-block Chevy engines and a top speed of 120MPH

  • Hot Rod show

  • Live music and entertainment

Régates de Beauharnois

Beauharnois, QC - September 12-13, 2020

The Régates de Beauharnois will be celebrating its 14th anniversary on September 1 and 2, 2018, in the Bourcier Park. The Saint-Louis Lake will become the host of the 66 teams forming the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL).

Amongst the 10 HRL events of the season, three will be held in Quebec. Following Saint-Félicien and the prestigious Régates de Valleyfield, this event is one of the most thrilling of the year, for drivers and fans alike.

New Jersey State Powerboat Championship

Lake Hopatcong, NJ - September 19 - 20

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