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2015 Early Capsule Training Session 1
March 7 , 2015

THERE WILL SAFETY CELL CERTIFICATION ON: SATURDAY MARCH 7th, 2015, COST: $ 40.00 FOR OPA MEMBERS w/ SWIM TEST (offshore only); $ 20.00 FOR SWIM TEST ONLY (offshore only). LOCATION: LANSE CREUSE HIGH SCHOOL POOL, 38495 LANSE CREUSE ST., HARRISON TWP,MI 48045. (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM )


Please have your APBA # available. TESTING INSTRUCTOR : ANDREW C. GUARESIMO ( aka BLUEWATER ANDY ).....

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OPA Winter Awards Banquet Celebration
February 10, 2015

Coming off another very successful 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.

​During the meeting, Ed “Smitty” Smith, President of OPA, confirmed the unification with APBA again for the 2015 Season.

Some changes were discussed during this meeting that will be reflected in the 2015 Rule Book. OPA will continue to red flag races anytime there is an incident on the course. Once the course is clear, the race will be restarted.

The awards banquet is always more like a family reunion for wayward racers. The house was packed with a live band and fantastic food. Teams came from Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey.....​.....

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OPA CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR ENGLEWOOD BEACH NOV. 18 - 22
March 18 , 2015

Race fans can now enjoy a second blast of offshore action in Florida late 2015 as an APBA-sanctioned Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) Championship will take place in Englewood Beach, FL. from November 18 to 22. The races will run in conjunction with the community’s Englewood Beach WaterFest, a newly formed event celebrating everything this shore side community has to offer boating and outdoor enthusiasts.

“What the Englewood Beach Chamber of Commerce wanted to do for 2015 was put together a group of local businesses to work with a race promoter and make the races more of a community event and not just a two-day offshore boat race,” said Ed Hill, Executive Director of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. “Englewood is already very busy from January to the end of April. When you have another 20,000 people come for the races, it didn’t really enhance the economic impact due to all the congestion. Moving the races to November and organizing a community event at the same time takes care of that.”.....

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IR-Designs signs with OPA for 3-years as their Official Apparel Supplier
March 26, 2015

OPA Racing is excited to partner with IR-Designs this year as the Official Apparel Supplier. IR-Designs is offering all of the teams great pricing on their team uniforms as part of this program. (Visit the Racer Resources section of the website for all the details) IR-Designs is one of the premier clothing suppliers to race teams in the United States.

As a benefit to the teams this year in OPA, IR-Designs is offering you team the following services: 
20% Discount on all apparel; Competitive pricing of $65.00/hr for Design & set up; Teams DO NOT need to sign any contracts/partnerships with IR-Design for the discounts.

​​IR-Designs is a New York City-based design firm that specializes in creating custom, cut and sewn motorsport team apparel. With more than 20 years of combined experience in the industry, the creative team at IR-Designs works closely with customers to develop sleek and stylish custom racing apparel for the highest caliber athletes and crews. Motorsports is a wild and creative enterprise. Their racers are risk takers who embody a particular boldness and tenacity that sets them apart from other athletes. IR-Designs' team believes motorsport apparel should capture this uniquely adventurous spirit. Their designs are crafted to encapsulate and communicate each customer's particular personality and attitude on the race track.....

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2015 Early Capsule Training Session 2
March 28, 2015

THERE WILL BE A SAFETY CELL CERTIFICATION ON: SATURDAY APRIL 18th, 2015  COST: $ 40.00 FOR OPA MEMBERS w/ SWIM TEST (offshore only); $ 20.00 FOR SWIM TEST ONLY (offshore only). LOCATION: LANSE CREUSE HIGH SCHOOL POOL, 38495 LANSE CREUSE ST., HARRISON TWP,MI 48045. (3PM - 5 PM )


Please have your APBA # available. TESTING INSTRUCTOR : ANDREW C. GUARESIMO ( aka BLUEWATER ANDY ).....

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2015 Is About to Begin
May 5 , 2015

Here we go... few more weeks to get all that hardware back in the Bilges. I dont know about anyone else, but our stuff is in pieces. We'll be there guns a blazin. Really excited about the home town race kicking off the first of many this season. So whozs going?

And then LOTO is ramped up and ready for the OPA teams. Every boat that shows will be handed 1000.00 US Dollars to help offset the expense of travel. I know of a number of boats that are making the trip. If you are going please post here.

Atlantic City, is coming along nicely, as well as the Manasquan Race. Fall River Mass. first time event, deposit has been recieved, Coast Guard is on board. All is good to go. The Michigan Races are as usual ready to go. I would start booking rooms up there as soon as possible. After 13 years of working together with Mikey and the CBPBA, we have raced in Cambridge, then Solomons. It has become more and more difficult to finance the races in those areas. So we have put together a group to put on a kick ass national Championship in Ocean City Maryland. CBPBA will handle the event as usual, Saris Racing Engines, is the Prize Purse sponsor of the event. Phil Houck aka Bull On The Beach. is picking up the tab for the Crane, pit area, Trophies, and of course Food. Wild Bill Purnell is going to keep his Hotel open a week longer, and is providing all the staff lodging, and is holding all the rooms for the race teams, so call the Atlantic Hotel now and start booking. Wazzup Motorsports, will be sponsoring the insurance, Helicopter, and the staff expenses.and transport. This has been a team effort and I want to thank, Jason and Johhny Saris, Phil Houck, Wild Bill Purnell, Mikey and the CBPBA. Finally we have a World Championship in the WARM climate of Florida. Englewood Florida is working on a two week Waterfest event, second to none. There is a 50K prize purse there, that we will disscuss with the teams on how to distribute. Prize/Travel. which ever gets the teams there. So there it is. Short and sweet nothing to it. Any questions fire away.

​​Smitty


​RESULTS:  Seaside Heights Barnegat Bay Grand Prix

May 31 , 2015

CLASS 5: 1st - 518 RUFstr Racing; 2nd - 546 Reinforcer Racing; 3rd - 539 Repeat Offender; 4th - 529 Typhoon; 5th - 533 All Fired Up; 6th - 505 CISCO; 7th - 513 Wazzup II; 8th - 554 Ultimate Ride; 9th - 502 Wanna Race?; 10th - 512 Specialized Racing. CLASS 6: 1st - 611 Smith Brothers Racing/CRC; 2nd - 626 Maxed Out Motorsports; 3rd - 615 Sale N Buy; 4th - 677 You Gun Learn; 5th - 667 Hurricane Force; 6th - 623 BOOM Shaka Laka; 7th - 606 Lock'd Up Bandit; 8th - 644 Knot Guilty; 9th - 601 Early Detection Racing; 10th - 632 Woah Mama.  CLASS 7: 1st - 717 Aquaholic; 2nd - 755 Hangin N Bangin; 3rd - 727 Molson Muscle; 4th - 733 Wicked Racing; 5th - 749 On A Mission; 6th - 725 Hauling Trash.....

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Watch the 2015 Lake Race LIVE
June 3, 2015

June 6 and 7 2015 from noon to 3pm central

12pm - ​​RACE 1
1pm - ​RACE 2
2:20pm - ​​"Run What You Brung"

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WebStream:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lake-race1?utm_source=crowd-live-backend&utm_medium=visit-channel&utm_campaign=notifications



​RESULTS:  LAKE RACE

June 7 , 2015


EXTREME (Run What You Brung): 1st - 3 CMS, 2nd - 03 CMS, 3rd - 4 Cleveland Construction, 4th - V1 Wazzup, 5th - 14 Snowy Mountain Brewery, 6th - 88 Speed Racer, 7th - 19 Cat Can Do. SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 12 BoatFloater.com, 2nd - 3 LSB Racing, 3rd - 21 Pirate Racing, 4th - 29 Typhoon. CLASS 5: 1st - 513 Wazzup II, 2nd - 502 Wanna Race?, 3rd - 546 Reinforcer, 4th - 517 Lake Ozark Marine, 5th - 509 Wings on Water, 6th - 566 American Outlaw...

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​RESULTS:  ATLANTIC CITY OFFSHORE GRAND PRIX

June 21 , 2015

​​Class 5: 1st - 518 RUFstr, 2nd - 505 CISCO, 3rd - 539 Repeat Offender, 4th - 513 Wazzup II, 5th - 546 Reinforcer, 6th - 533 All Fired Up, 7th - 554 Ultimate Ride, 8th - 555 Pushin Tin, 9th - 502 Wanna Race?, 10th - 509 Wings On Water. Class 6: 1st - 677 Your Gun Learn, 2nd - 611 Smith Brothers/CRC, 3rd - 626 Maxed Out, 4th - 609 Ultimate Racing Exp, 5th - 623 BOOM Shaka Laka, 6th - 615 Sale N Buy/Birch Point Performance, 7th - 632 Woah Mama, 8th - 601 Early Detection, 9th - 644 Knot Guilty.  Class 7: 1st - 717 Aquaholic, 2nd - 755 Hangin N Bangin, 3rd - 723 Bay Rat, 4th - 733 Wicked Racing, 5th - 732 Woah Mama, 6th - 749 On A Mission, 7th - 725 Hauling Trash, 8th - 727 Molson Muscle.....

COMPLETE RESULTS>>>​


​Watch the St Clair River Classic LIVE!

July 20 , 2015

The 2015 St Clair River Classic will be broadcasted live on the internet.

We are scheduled to go on air at 11:45am on YouTube on Sunday, July 26th.

So spread the word and watch the races on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ejrionyAQc

Don't forget to go to our YouTube LIVE channel and subscribe so that you keep up to date with our LIVE events!  https://www.youtube.com/user/OPARaccingllc


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​RESULTS:  MANASQUAN GRAND PRIX

July 10 , 2015

SUPER VEE LITE: 1st - 29 Typhoon, 2nd - 13 WeHaulBoats.com.  CLASS 2: 1st - 211 Bat Boat. CLASS 3: 1st - V1 Wazzup, 2nd - V6 Strictly Business. CLASS 4: 1st - 441 Saris Racing, 2nd - 411 Perdition, 3rd - 467 Velocity Racing. CLASS 5: ​1st - 518 RUFstr Racing, 2nd - 546 Reinforcer, 3rd - 539 Repeat Offender, 4th - 513 Wazzup II, 5th - 555 Pushin Tin, 6th - 554 Ultimate Ride, 7th - 533 All Fired Up, 8th - 502 Wanna Race?, 9th - 509 Wings On Water, 10th - 505 CISCO.....

COMPLETE RESULTS>>>​

​RESULTS:  St Clair River Classic
July 26 , 2015

CLASS 6: 1st-632 Woah Mama, 2nd-611 Smith, Brothers/CRC, 3rd-601 Early Detection, 4th-623 BOOM Shaka Laka, 5th-615 Sale N Buy/Birch Point Performance, 6th-626 Maxed Out, 7th-609 Ultimate Racing Experience, 8th-677 Your Gun Learn, 9th-619 PFE Racing, 10th-613 Bad Newz. SUPER CAT: 1st-77 AMSOIL, 2nd-4 Cleveland Construction. CLASS 3: 1st-V1 Wazzup, 2nd-V6 Strictly Business, 3rd-V7 Miss PTM. SUPER VEE LITE: 1st-3 LSB Racing, 2nd-21 Pirate Racing, 3rd-29 Typhoon, 4th-13 We Haul Boats.....


COMPLETE RESULTS>>>​​​