We may be in the grips of winter, but racing season on the Chesapeake Bay will be here before we know it. Here’s a roundup of upcoming powerboat races on the Bay and in neighboring states. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to spring.

Cocktail Class Wooden Boat Racing Association

Governor’s Cup: March 4 –New Smyrna Yacht Club, New Smyrna Beach, FL Mid-Winter Regatta: March 7 –Lake Apthorpe, Lake Placid, FL

Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association

Cambridge Classic: May 13-14 –Great Marsh Park, Cambridge, MD. Tom Thompson in the GP-525 at the 2016 Cambridge Classic. Photo by Eric Hagemann

Offshore Powerboat Association 

Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix: May 19-21 –Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Ocean City Grand Prix: September 8-10 – Ocean City, MD

American Power Boat Association

Thunder in the Mountains: June 17 – Greenwood Lake, West Milford, NJ Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta: July 29 – Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD