- Fort Monroe
- East Mercury Bridge at Fort Monroe
- Mill Creek, Entrance of Fort Monroe
- Region Hampton Roads
- Locality Hampton City
- Friday, August 09, 2013 (5:00 PM-10:00 PM)
- Saturday, August 10, 2013 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
- Sunday, August 11, 2013 (5:00 PM-10:00 PM)
- Phone: (757) 727-8311
- Website www.hamptoncupregatta.com
Speed into aquatic action as the 88th annual Hampton Cup Regatta, the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country, returns to Hampton. Join over 30,000 spectators for a weekend of on-the-water thrills, chills, and racing excitement. Over 75 hydroplane boats and Jersey Speed Skiffs from the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete as Hampton hosts Summer Nationals, the American Powerboat Association's national championships!
Some of the fastest watercraft in the world, at 19 ft. long these nautical rockets often reach speeds of 150 mph, setting both national and world records. Featuring 10 classes of the fastest hydroplanes in North America, Hampton Cup Regatta features the loudest piston-powered racing boats in the world.
The fun kicks off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday night, with the Bash at the Bridge. The event, free and open to the public, will feature live musical entertainment as well as food and beverages for purchase. On Sat/Sun, racing starts at noon and ends 5:00p.m.
Other weekend festivities include food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children's area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade; however coolers, pets, bikes, and skateboards are not permitted.
Last Updated: 1/9/2013 2:13 PM