The races are run in in heats with from 5-8 boats. Two and a half minutes are allowed to start, launch and be ready for the start of the heat. At the expiration of this two and a half minutes the race starts. Six laps are run after the start with the winner being the first to finish. Points are awarded to the top finishers.
There are various classes of Nitro Engines, as well as Weed Eater Gas Engines. Hulls are classified as Hydro's, Monoplane Hulls or Tunnel Hulls (Outboard). There are classes and boat speeds for everyone's interests. There are boats which run 35-45 MPH (beginning class) up to over 100 MPH for the really hot classes. They welcome families and beginning boaters.
The Boat club's home racing pond is located at the Northeast Interchange of SR 589 (Veteran's Expressway) and West Waters Avenue.
DIRECTIONS: Exit at Waters Avenue off of SR 589 (Veteran's Expressway), go East to first Stoplight and turn left/North. Road "Dead Ends" at the Tampa Pond.
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