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The country’s longest-running powerboat races happen right here in Dorchester County! This year marks the 110th Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta May 16-17 on the Choptank River. Some of these boats reach speeds up to 170mph!
The fleet ranges from the classic Jersey speed skiffs turning on their sides and going airborne at 70mph to the 1,500-horsepower grand prix boats that reach speeds of 170 mph. Admission is FREE with a $5 a day charge for in/out parking. Food and drink will be available. (Sorry, no outside coolers allowed). Races are scheduled to run rain or shine, although if the wind is strong, the race organizers will make the call.
WHEN: The races happen from 10am to 5:30pm on May 16 and 17.
WHERE: The races happen on Hambrooks Bay, off the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland. Watch the action from Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh, 1 Somerset Ave. There will be bleacher seating, as well as room for lawn chairs. Spectators can also watch the Cambridge Classic from the water. The fleet will raft at Rooster Point. A no-wake zone will be established from Howell Point to the Choptank River Bridge.
THE PIT: There will be opportunity to visit the cold pit area to see some of the boats up close and meet the race teams.