Super Boat National Championship Comes To Clearwater Sept. 28-30

The 10th annual Hooters Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Seafood Festival returns to Clearwater Beach Sept. 28-30.

By D’Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff |

 

CLEARWATER, FL — The 10th annual Hooters Clearwater Super Boat National Championship & Seafood Festival returns to Clearwater Beach Sept. 28-30.

This offshore powerboat race features some of the fastest powerboats in the world, all competing for the title of national champion.

The green flag will drop on the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Festival on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Baystar Race Village at Coachman Park, where the super boats will be on display. Guests can meet the racers and get up close with some of the world’s fastest super boats.

The Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Boat Parade and Downtown Block Party starts at 6:45 p.m. and will feature beer trucks, contests, games and live entertainment including local favorite The Black Honkeys. Purchase of a VIP pass will provide access to the Baystar Super Boat VIP Party at Coachman Park starting at 5:30 p.m with all you can eat and drink. This event is hosted by Baystar Restaurant Group and the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The festival continues Saturday with events planned throughout the day. The Super Boat Race Village will continue at Coachman Park from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Spectators will get to meet race teams, grab some autographs and take photos. At Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach, there will be games, street performers, live entertainment and more.

 

Hooters will present The Romantics, known for their ’80s hit “What I Like About You,” at Pier 60 Park from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The 2019 Hooters Calendar Girls will be introduced at the concert and there will be an autograph signing with this year’s cover girl, centerfold and 12 of the feature girls. The day’s events will come to a close with a concert and fireworks show presented by Pier 60.

Then strap in, sit back and take in all the super boat action on Sunday, Sept. 30. Super boats will take to the water traveling at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour on a 2.5-mile water course. There will be three races total with the first kicking off at noon with the others starting at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Spectators can see all the action from the beach, Pier 60, designated VIP viewing parties and a designated spectator fleet viewing area.

 

Following the races, the Marina Cantina will host the official “Beach After-Party” starting at 4 p.m. National champions will be recognized at an awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. Those with VIP tickets will be able to attend this event for free.

To cap off the weekend, Shephard’s Beach Resort will host a beach party on Sunday starting at 4 p.m., featuring live music.

 

VIP passes can be purchased at the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce or the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. Passes include exclusive access to Pier 60 on race day, admission to autograph signings and private viewing parties, free Clearwater Ferry and Jolley Trolley rides, admission to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 10 percent off Baystar restaurants, 10 percent off the entire check at Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest and more.

Various dining specials, viewing parties and race day activities will be held at local businesses throughout the weekend. For more information on VIP tickets and events, parking and a list of prohibited items, click here.

 

Parking will be a challenge on Clearwater Beach. Visitors can park in downtown Clearwater for free and take the Clearwater Ferry across to the beach. The North Beach Parking Plaza will also be available at 490 Poinsettia Ave. Click here for more information on parking.

 

Photo courtesy ClearwaterSuperBoat

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