For Immediate Release:
Contact: Terrah Lee
Cincinnati Offshore Racing Association
Office: 513-794-1999
cell: (513) 543-7736
Fax: 513-984-6789
[email protected]
Cincinnati offshore Grand Prix


NEW RICHMOND, OH 7/22/04- The second annual New Richmond Offshore Grand Prix benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati, is dropping anchor in the Village of New Richmond on August 6-8, 2004. The New Richmond race marks the second powerboat race to hit the tri-state in 2004. The first event of the season took place over Father’s Day Weekend in downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River.

Many exciting activities will highlight the New Richmond race weekend such as a Friday night corn hole tournament, live music and great food. Register early by calling (513) 543-7736. Late registration starts at 6 and the tournament begins at 7pm on August 6th. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy. On Saturday and Sunday watch the world’s fastest hydroplanes and offshore powerboats race on the Ohio River. There will also be kilo speed runs and a series of "Bat Boat" Showdowns. Don’t miss the comedic and creative 11th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at 5pm on Saturday. Be prepared to laugh ‘till your stomach hurts as boats made of only cardboard and tape, navigated by their creators, sink or swim in the Ohio River on their way to finish line. Say ALOHA on Sunday as the tiny Village of New Richmond goes Hawaiian. There will be a luau, pig roast, live steel drum band, bikini contest followed by awards ceremonies. The weekend will packed with live entertainment, Bikini contest, raffle, food, drinks, souvenirs and games for the entire family. Admission is free!

“We are pleased to announce that offshore powerboat racing is returning to the village of New Richmond. Our racers really love this venue and it will be the first time in nearly a decade since hydroplane inboard boats have raced here. This year’s event should be better than ever,” said Chris Reindl, president of Reindl Powerboats.

Many of the boats competing in the event have average speeds ranging from 70-180 mph The best viewing for the race will be along New Richmond’s Main St. VIP tickets are also available; they can be purchased online at or by calling (513) 984-6789, or (513) 543-7736.

The host hotels of the 2004 New Richmond Offshore Grand Prix are:
Downtown Cincinnati: Crowne Plaza Hotel (513) 381-4000 * 15 W. 6th ST. Cincinnati, OH 45202 code: OFF $75-$115
Eastgate: Holiday Inn Eastgate (513) 752-4400 * 4501 Eastgate Blvd * Cincinnati, OH 45245 rate: $78.00

Special Event Registration:

Cardboard Boat Regatta: Marty Briede (513) 553-6683 or Ray Perszyk (513) 533-6056

Cornhole Tournament: Terrah Lee (513) 543-7736 or Charlie Ceresi (513) 678-5777.

United Cerebral Palsy website:

This event is hosted by the Cincinnati Offshore Racing Association. Visit:, email [email protected] or call 513-984-6789.