It's going to be a big weekend for powerboat racing, August 19-20! Spectators are welcome at each event. We'll be covering each of these races so stay tuned for a full recap next week. Start your engines! First up we have the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association's (CCWBRA) Nationals, August 19 in Rock Hall, MD. Racing will begin at 9 a.m. at Rock Hall Yacht Club and continue until all classes have finished. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Spectators are welcome! Bring lawn chairs and pop-up tents and prepare for a great day of racing! It was very choppy at last year's Nationals. Hopefully there will be less wind this year! Also on Saturday, August 19 we have the Smith Island Crab Skiff Association's Kent Island Regatta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kent Island Yacht Club in Chester, MD. Jeff Swanson in Twisted Oyster, Joh Strohmer in Rock My Fish, and Karl Nisson in Shady Lady competing at the July Tall Timbers Regatta. Photo by Paul Denbow And the big one, Thunder on the Choptank August 19-20 in Cambridge, MD. After Thunder on the Narrows was canceled in 2016 due to depth restrictions, the Kent Narrows Racing Association was actively looking for a new race venue and they found one in Cambridge! Boats will race from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Great Marsh Park. Thirteen classes of boats will be competing each day on the Choptank River.
  • Vintage
  • 5 LTR
  • 1.5 LTR Stock
  • Sportsman Comp
  • J Class H
  • National Modified
  • 2.5 LTR Stock
  • Jersey Speed Skiff
  • Sportsman Advanced
  • 2.5 LTR Modified
  • 1 LTR
  • Grand Prix
  • Sportsman Entry
The course is set in Hambrooks Bay, the same area where the Cambridge Classic (pictured) was held in May.

Next Up: Upcoming Races

Crisfield Crab Derby Regatta: September 2 in Crisfield, MD. Presented by the Smith Island Crab Skiff Association. Ocean City Grand Prix: September 8-10 in Ocean City, MD. Presented by the Offshore Powerboat Association. Union Lake Regatta: September 16 in Millville, NJ. Presented by the Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association. Hampton Cup Regatta: September 23-24 in Fort Monroe, VA. Presented by the American Power Boat Association. Get all the details for the Hampton Cup here.