Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix 2016

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Offshore-style powerboat racing is in Lake Hopatcong. Some 30 plus boats are expected to compete in up to 10 categories in the Offshore Powerboat Association event, to be run at the Lake Forest Yacht Club.

This venue starts at one of the best bars on the lake called Mason Street Pub, where you will get to meet the racing teams in person.

Mason Street Pub
Afterwards, the race takes place at the prestigious Lake Forest Yacht club, which has ample parking, and long sandy beach, and will provide a good view of the races for everyone.
Lake ForestThe less than 3 mile course will be arena style and fans will be able to see the entire racing from shore. Offshore racing had been a fixture at the Shore in past years, and fans remember the Benihana Grand Prix run at Point Pleasant Beach. The Lake Hopatcong event will launch the OPA season. Lake Hopatcong has traditionally hosted smaller hydroplane races in the past, but the offshore-style craft are newcomers to the waterway, which spans the Morris-Sussex county border. The boats carry a driver, who steers, and a throttleman, who deftly adjusts the throttles as the boat leaps out and re-enters the water so the engines don’t over-rev and the boat goes at maximum speed. The speed and excitement fuel passionate participants. The experience is incredible.



Friday, September 23, 2016


All Day

Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - Lake Forest Yacht Club (35 Yacht Club Dr, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)


Crane Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club

Ramp Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club


​Wet Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Dry Pits - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Wash Down Area - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Racer Meet & Greet - Mason Street Pub (24 Mason St, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)


​Saturday, September 24, 2016



Race Village open to the pubic



Swim/Dunker Testing - TBA




Racer Breakfast - Charley's Tavern (57 NJ-181, Lake Hopatcong)

Racers Meeting- Lake Forest Yacht Club






Racer Registration - Lake Forest Yacht Club
Complimentary Racer Breakfast - Charley's Tavern (57 NJ-181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ)

Race Boat Inspections - Race Village​​



​Race Control Operational​





GPS Registration - GPS Trailer in Race Village

Crane & Ramp Operational​​​

Race Boat testing​​



Volunteer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Racer Meet & Greet - Lake Forest Yacht Club


Sunday, September 25, 2016



Race Village open



Team Physicals - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Course Buoys setup



Race Control Operational



Racer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Medical and Dive team briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Patrol Fleet Briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club



Crane and Ramp operational



Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station



12:15pm             1:45pm 



RACE 1 (Pontoon)

RACE 2 (subject to adjustment)​ 
​RACE 3 (subject to adjustment)​ 
RACE 4 (subject to adjustment)​

RACE 5 (subject to adjustment)​


GPS Readings - GPS Trailer ​
​Return immediately following completion of each race​​​



Awards Ceremony - Lake Forest Yacht Club 



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