Sharkey will be covering this event:
Welcome all racers and fans to the new "2010 OPA Offshore Racing Series Hosted by Geico".
We are excited by all of the new teams that will be joining us this year for our 7 race series plus our very own worlds race in Orange Beach, Alabama. We are expecting large boat counts this year as it will prove to be one of the best power boat years of the century.
The first stop of our series is Ocean City, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend which is May 28th-30th.
All of the racers must send in their forms to Sunset Marina so that they know what size boats will be on their property and what rigs there will be onsite.
We are doing a shuttle again this year from the Parking Lot on the side of Sunset Marina. All cars will be expected to park there and take the golf cart shuttle to the Dry Pits.
All registration paperwork should be mailed out to OPA PO Box as instructed on the OPA website, so that all of the racers wonít have to wait hours in line.
Go to www.oparacing.org and go to Forms page for all of the information. Those of you that were mailed the Forms must send back the paperwork.
Anyone Registering that is not a New Boat this year will be charged a $100 Penalty Fee if you show up in person with the paperwork. This will help alleviate the registrars from being overwhelmed like they were last year.
You must also visit the OPA website for GPS information.
Anyone with an old J2 tracking unit will be grandfathered in.
We also will have Lifeline Safety Equipment at a Special OPA Rate and you must call Lifeline for the Trade In, Trade Up Program that he is offering. All lifejackets will need to be within a 3 year certification. Also, Lifeline is offering a Special on Full Face Helmets, Extra Large only, at $200 each. We would also like to thank Supercat Racing for their support of the OPA and look forward to all of their LIVE VIDEO feeds of the OPA circuit this year. You can visit www.SupercatRacing.com for their new look.
Please be sure to go to OPA website www.oparacing.org to see the dates of all of the 2010 races this year. We look forward to seeing everyone this season and thank you for your support.
Ocean City Schedule of Events for the weekend:
2010 OPA OFFSHORE RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY GEICO
1ST STOP OCEAN CITY GRAND PRIX HOSTED BY SUNSET MARINA
FRIDAY, MAY 28TH 2010
All Day-Arrival of Race Boats; Viewing in Dry Pits-Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave.
12:00 PM-3:00 PM OPA Registration-Sunset Marina
2:00 PM-5:00 PM Boat Inspections-Dry Pits
5:00 PM-7:30 PM Dunker/Swim Tests in Sunset Marina Pool
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Drivers Meeting-Coast Guard Station-610 S. Philadelphia Ave-OC
7:00 PM-10:00 PM Meet the racers party-Wild Billís-In front of Atlantic Hotel on boardwalk & Wicomico Street. Need wristbands for drink & food.
SATURDAY, May 29TH 2010
All Day-Race Boats on Display in the Dry Pits; Crane in Operation 12:00-4:00 PM
7:00 AM-10:30 AM Dunker/Swim Tests in Sunset Marina Pool
10:00 AM-4:00 PM OPA Registration-Sunset Marina
12:00 PM-4:00 PM Race Boat Testing
12:00 PM-4:00 PM Race Control Operational; Channel 78
1:00 PM-3:00 PM Backup Dunker Test at Atlantic Hotel Pool
4:30 PM-6:00 PM Mandatory Volunteer Meeting-Sunset Marina
6:00 PM-10:00 PM Meet the Racers Cocktail Party-Sunset Grille (next to dry pits)
Need wristbands for drink & food specials.
SUNDAY, May 30TH 2010
All Day-Race Boats on Display in Dry Pits-Sunset Marina, 12911 Sunset Ave.
7:00 AM-8:00 AM Racers Physicals at Coast Guard Pavillion-Inlet
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Drivers Meeting-Coast Guard Pavillion-Inlet
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Crane in Operation
10:30 AM Course buoys set
11:00 AM-4:00 PM Race Control Operational-Channel 78
12:00 Noon Course Support Fleet on station
12:00 PM 1st Race-2010 OPA Offshore Racing Series Presented by GEICO 2:00 PM 2nd Race-2010 OPA Offshore Racing Series Presented by GEICO
6:30 PM Awards Ceremony-Sunset Grille-Next to Sunset Marina
Digital Photography & Video one BYTE at a time !
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