Spring Boat Racing //
(c) Deford Photo 2010
The Wenatchee Valley has been selected as a racing venue for the United States Sprint Boat Association (USSBA). The track will be built in East Wenatchee and races will take place from July 3-Sept. 4, 2010. Races start at 10 a.m.and last approximately six hours.
Sprint Boat Racing -- which originated in New Zealand and came to the United States in 1990 -- is an extreme sport that requires contestants to race jet boats at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour on a one-mile man-made track in 60 seconds, on average.
The first Sprint Boat Race on the new track built in East Wenatchee will feature 25-35 boats racing individually at speeds of up to 80 mph. Each boat holds a driver and a navigator, who maneuver around a one-mile track full of twists, turns and surprises. The track is built the day of the race, as rules require that teams do not run the course in advance.
Spectators are welcome to stand along the track in designated locations.
U.S. Sprint Boat Association Racing