Regatta Review #222

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thanks Again To The Roostertail

The Kick-Off party at the Roostertail was fantastic! It was a beautiful day with sailboats from the Detroit Yacht Club out in force on the river for their own "Off-The-Dock" racing series.

I could go on and on about the food ... YUM!

Mowing and Cleanup This Saturday

It's crunch time ... let's make it look good for the event. There is a core group of volunteers that always come out and they could use all the help they can get. Hot lunch is provided.

June 28th and July 5th - then it's show time!

Please call the offices each week prior to let us know if you're planning on coming so we can make sure we have food for everyone. If we don't pick up just leave a message or contact us to let us know.

Bill Muncey Inducted Into The International MSHOF

From Unlimiteds Detroit:

In the long history of Unlimited hydroplane racing, no individual defined the sport more convincingly than William Edward Muncey. From 1955 until his death at Acapulco in 1981, Bill was the unchallenged superstar.

On April 22, 2014, Muncey was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama. Bill is the first power boat racer to enter the Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Hall of Fame with Bill Muncey were NASCAR chairman Bill France, Jr., drag racer Shirley Muldowney, Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, and short track competitor Red Farmer.

Bill held the seemingly unbeatable record of 62 race wins for thirty years until Dave Villwock took the title in 2012. Bill also won eight Gold Cups and seven National Championships before his fatal crash in Acapulco, Mexico in 1981. He was 52 years old.

Bill's widow Fran Muncey and his youngest son, Edward Muncey, accepted the International Motorsports Hall of Fame medallion on Bill's behalf at the Talladega gathering. - Exclusive Streaming Rights

Five-Race Package Available for 2014 Season in One Online Location Only.

Coverage of the upcoming 2014 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing season will be streamed live via the Internet exclusively at:
Viewers will be able to purchase a five-race package for $29.95. Event coverage will include races from Madison, Indiana, Detroit, Michigan, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, San Diego, California, and Doha, Qatar.

This five-race package will be available to purchase through July 2nd. After that time, individual races will be made available for $9.95 each.

"We are pleased to award UnlimitedHydroplaneRacing.TV the exclusive streaming rights for five of our races this season. They have excellent plans in place to make the experience rewarding for all fans, whether they attend the races or watch from home," said H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole.

As part of the streaming package, fans will be able to watch from their desktop and laptop computers at home, or with the free Livestream for mobile app, from a variety of mobile devices while away from home.  Fans attending the races can subscribe and get live video coverage over their mobile devices.

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