Englewood Beach Waterfest Press Release
January 13, 2016
The results of the Race are in! The report by Research Data Services Inc. presented to the Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau calculates that the economic impact of the Englewood Beach Waterfest reached $2,322,300.00. Additional data estimates 15,000 attendees were present for the National and World Championship races, 12.3% of whom were overnight visitors. Their length of stay averaged 5.2 nights with a total of 4,800 room nights in the Englewood area. Day-trippers comprised 41.4% and a whopping 46.3% were local residences. Confirmation that the races were enjoyed by a large segment of our community is affirmation that the interest and excitement offshore power boat races is locally embraced.
Heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors who supported the vision and had confidence in the Board’s commitment. Pats on the back all around to our Friends of Waterfest and event volunteers, thank you for your hard work and good cheer. Local businesses stepped up in huge ways, such as weekly drawing fundraisers, food and drink donations, accommodations, discounts and specials......
Lake Race 2016 secures a new broadcast partner!
February 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lake Race 2016 secures a new broadcast partner! St. Louis Television station KPLR Channel 11 CW will be added to the broadcast coverage of this 4th year event held at Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday, June 4th.
KPLR joins The Ozarks CW-Springfield, part of the KY3 family of stations, and My Network, part of the KMIZ Columbia/Jefferson City family of television stations. Co-Mo Connect will again be offering the race coverage to its customers around the lake and up thru the St. Joseph market. U-Stream will also be available for mobile viewing.....
2016 Early Capsule Training
February 10, 2016
THERE WILL BE SAFETY CELL CERTIFICATION for racers with OPA Racing ON:
DATE: Sunday, MARCH 6, 2016 (1:30pm-3:30pm) and Saturday, APRIL 9, 2016 (12:30pm-2:30pm)
COST: $ 40.00 FOR CELL TESTING w/ SWIM TEST (offshore only). $ 20.00 FOR SWIM TEST ONLY (offshore only)
L'ANSE CREUSE HIGH SCHOOL POOL.....
OPA Winter Awards Banquet Celebration
February 9, 2016
Coming off a successful 2015 racing season, the OPA Teams once again converged at the Stockton Seaview Hotel in Galloway Township, NJ holding their annual meeting and moved over to the Awards Banquet hosted by the Oyster Creek Inn in Leeds Point, NJ.
Some changes were discussed during this meeting that will be amended to the Rule Book for 2016. OPA will continue to red flag races anytime there is an incident on the course.....