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Old 02-09-2017, 02:05 AM
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Default Cocoa 2017 Spectator Launch Points and Spectator Area?

It will be my first time attending the Cocoa Beach event this year and I want to do so in my boat. In looking at a map of the area, as well as a Brevard county public ramp map it looks like you need to launch on the BAnanna river or just west of Port Caneveral and motor through the Port and out the inlet. My search netted Points End Park at the Port which I assume will be slammed with others doing the same as me or Kelly Park on the SW corner of A1A and the Banana River.

Are there any other ramps I'm missing? What have others been doing? Any experiences at either of the above?

As far as spectating on a boat, I don't see any info. on Superboat.com other than the land viewing areas being Cocoa Pier etc. Are you able to exit the inlet and head south toward the course? Any ideas here would be greatly appreciated as well. I'm still trying to find accommodations for both myself and the boat.

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Yes u can go out the inlet and go south to the course. The spectator fleet I'll line up on the east side of the course.
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Bluepoints Marina has rack storage and wet slips,if you want to just park the boat for a couple of days. Race boats are tied-up behind Bluepoints before heading out to the milling area.

There is a ramp inside the Port, next to the dry pits, and another further west down the channel, if you want to be out of the way.

https://www.portcanaveral.com/Recrea...at-Ramps-Parks

https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp...ching+Facility
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Thanks for the abvoe info., it seems I was on the right track in my research. I'm a planner though so appreciate the confirmation.

I'll be staying at an AirBnB in the area with room for my rig and launching at Kelly Park. IE the "west" park mentioned above. I want to stay well away from all the hub-but at the port. I figured with the land viewing at the pier I'll be able to find the floating spectators.

The AirBnB options are the same price as hotel's in thea area but without the crowded lots and crammed "Cocoa Beach" congestion which would't be fun with a 58' rig, plus I'll actually get some sleep in a quiet community . Hoping to meet some members in Cocoa and attending my first race since they were held in Miami!

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Enjoy its a great site well worth going to, cocoa is a great race community and a fun city.
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Enjoy its a great site well worth going to, cocoa is a great race community and a fun city.
I'm looking forward to seeing how Cocoa transforms for race weekend. I've lived within driving distance of it for 37 years, been several times and know it to be somewhat sleepy. But then again that's the beach for you and why I haven't been (to the beach) since 1997 haha.
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Beaches will be packed and the spectator fleet is huge, u r going to eant to get out the inlet early. It gets a little crazy.
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Beaches will be packed and the spectator fleet is huge, u r going to eant to get out the inlet early. It gets a little crazy.
Nice, thanks for the heads up! It will be great so see so many powerboat fans!
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There is a public ramp at Jetty Park. That's where I'm planning on launching if at all possible. I'm sure it will be packed. There are several lanes though.
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There is a public ramp at Jetty Park. That's where I'm planning on launching if at all possible. I'm sure it will be packed. There are several lanes though.
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