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Lake Hopatcong Grand Prix for 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.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

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

 

6pm

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

 

​Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

11am-5pm

Race Village open to the pubic

 

8am-12pm

Swim/Dunker Testing - TBA

 

9am-11am

10am

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

Racers Meeting- Lake Forest Yacht Club
 

 

9am-2pm

9am-11:30am


 

11am-4pm​​
 

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

Race Boat Inspections - Race Village​​

 

​11am

​Race Control Operational​

 

11am-4pm

11:30am-5pm​​

12pm-4pm​​

GPS Registration - GPS Trailer in Race Village

Crane & Ramp Operational​​​

Race Boat testing​​

 

5pm

Volunteer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 

6pm

Racer Meet & Greet - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 


Sunday, September 25, 2016

 

10am

Race Village open

 

8am

Team Physicals - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 

9am

Course Buoys setup

 

10am

Race Control Operational

 

9am

Racer Meeting - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 

10am

Medical and Dive team briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 

10am

Patrol Fleet Briefing - Lake Forest Yacht Club

 

10am

Crane and Ramp operational

 

11am

Race Patrol Fleet & Course Support Fleet on station

 

11:30am

12:15pm             1:45pm 

3pm​

​4pm

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​​​

 

7pm

Awards Ceremony - Lake Forest Yacht Club 

 
 
 
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