It's never too early to start planning your spring and summer weekends, especially when powerboat races are on the agenda! Stay tuned to race organization websites for more details as we get closer, and we will share more race events as the season progresses. Here are a few of the big ones:

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Non-stop action at the 2023 Harford County Spring Nationals. 

2nd Annual Harford County Spring Nationals: May 11-12 at Flying Point Park in Edgewood, MD. Noon to 5 p.m. each day. Presented by the Kent Narrows Racing Association. 

The Cambridge Classic Powerboat Regatta: May 18-19 in Cambridge, MD. Racing takes place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). The races happen on Hambrooks Bay off the Choptank River. Spectators can watch land at Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh or can watch from their own boats on the water. The fleet will raft at Rooster Point; a no-wake zone will be established from Howell Point to the Choptank River Bridge. Admission is free with a $5 a day charge for parking. There will be a kids zone and food and drinks will be available. The race weekend will be kicked off this year with a concert by Tranzfusion on Friday Night starting at 6 p.m. This is the oldest active powerboat race in the country! The Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) will be kicking off their season at this race and will be coordinating all race activity. 

Thunder on the Choptank: July 20-21 at Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh in Cambridge, MD. There will be lots of great food and drink options on site to make it a fun day for the whole family. Presented by the Kent Narrows Racing Association.

The Hampton Cup Regatta: September 21-22 in Hampton, VA. Spectating areas are on the Mercury Blvd. bridge that leads to Fort Monroe and the grassy area on Stilwell Drive (the regatta no longer allows spectator boats during racing hours). Organizers recommend bringing your own seating. This event is free to attend. There will be food and beverages available for purchase (no outside food/beverages are allowed), along with a children’s area, and spectators can even meet the drivers and pit crews.