Regatta Review #220

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Calling All Golfers - June 27th!

The Detroit Yacht Club's Golf Fundraiser for the Gold Cup race is coming up quick. This event is open to everyone regardless of golfing ability - just come out and have fun while supporting the races!

The format is 4 Man Scramble, 18 holes. Mixed and ladies teams are welcome.

Friday June 27th at the Coyote Golf Club
28700 Milford Road, New Hudson MI, 48165

$130 per person includes:
- 18 holes of golf with cart
- Hot dog, chips and pop at the turn
- BBQ chicken dinner with beer served after 18 (cash bar)
- One trophy awarded to the best overall score for Men or Mixed team
- One trophy awarded to Ladies Only team
- Prizes also awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive
- Raffles, picture with APBA Gold Cup trophy, and more

Sponsored by Rick and Audrey Michalski
Contact or call (313) 824-1200

Volunteer Kick-Off Party

The 2014 Volunteer Kick Off party is this Thursday. The Roostertail has again offered their wonderful facilities and food to us to make it a memorable evening. You should have already RSVP'd, this is a reminder.

The Roostertail (next to the Dodge Pits)
100 Marquette Dr, Detroit, MI  48214

- 5:30 pm - Guests arrival to Marine Room
- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Food Stations
- 9:00 pm - Bar Closes
- 9:30 pm - Guests Departure

See you there!

The DRRA Signs 10-year Agreement with the APBA

The DYC Detroit APBA Gold Cup proudly announces the inking of a ten-year deal to keep the prestigious Gold Cup races in Detroit; the annual event, which has been hosted on the Detroit River for the past 98 years, will be held July 11-13, 2014.

"The rich history and tradition Detroit brings to hydroplane racing make it an ideal home for the Gold Cup for many years to come," said Mark Wheeler, President of the American Power Boat Association.

The decade-long agreement was signed this week between the Detroit River Regatta Association, which organizes the event, and the American Power Boat Association, the sanctioning body for the races.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to know that the Gold Cup will be staying in Detroit, where it belongs, hopefully for another hundred years," said Tom Bertolini, President of the Detroit River Regatta Association.

In addition to the unlimited hydroplanes, the weekend will feature live music from local bands Mondays Lie, Bedrock and Matt Austin Band.  Attendees also can enjoy vintage race boats, a car show, along with automotive hydroplanes capable of reaching speeds of 150 mph.

The cold pits open at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 11, while time trials, testing and qualifying begin at noon.  Friday is free to attend; general admission for Saturday and Sunday ranges from $15 to $45; reserved seating starts at $60. Parking is an additional fee.

A press conference, which is open to the public, will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. in Campus Martius in Detroit.

Piston vs Turbine In Evansville

gbr11 Peters & May and 3 Go3Racing made a series of exhibition runs on the Ohio River in Evansville, Indiana this past weekend.

Jimmy King drove the piston powered 3 to a close win over Tom Thompson in the 11 in the final matchup of the day.

More info and a photo gallery link here:

At The Shop - U22 Webster Racing

Who's ready for race season?!?! WE ARE!!!!!!! Despite the crazy winter lots of great things happened in the shop to prepare for this coming year. After rebuilding the boat last year, we were able to take the time to fine tune and tweak the things we ran out of time to do before last season started.

See some photos at:

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