News ~ 2017

2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

January 13, 2017

Another year in the book for 2016 OPA Racing season with races in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Lake Ozark, MO; Atlantic City, NJ; St Clair, MI; Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont, Can; Fall River, MA; and Lake Hopatcong, NJ. The town of Englewood once again welcomed us with open arms and gave us two days of beautiful weather to race and allowed us to crown our World Champions!  OPA Racing would like to congratulate this year's APBA Hall of Champions inductees.

On February 11, 2017, we will once again gather celebrate the OPA National Winners and have our annual meeting in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. We will also have LIVE entertainment for you enjoyment. Congratulations to the 2016 National Winners.....


OPA Awards Banquet Celebration

February 17, 2017

Coming off a very successful 2016 racing season, the OPA Teams converged at the Amethyst Beach Motel in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, which hosted our annual meeting. After our meeting we moved down the street to Martell’s Lobster House

As expected, the awards banquet is always more like a family reunion for wayward racers. Attendees came from Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New Jersey. It was an awesome night with some of the typical shenanigans but with the warm bond of close friends and family. Entertainment was provided by “Guns 4 Hire”.......


Racer Commitment for Bimini 2017

February 26, 2017

With the announcement of the Resorts World Offshore Grand Prix, it is eminent that you reply to this email with your commitment of attending the race in April in the Bahamas.

We are limited with the amount of 'Ro-Ro' sea transporters going to the Bahamas, hence this will limit the amount of boats that will be able to be shipped. There is already 13 boats who've committed to attending.........


OPA/APBA goes International

February 25, 2017

After a year and a half of negotiations its ‘Official’, Resorts World Bimini ( will be hosting the first OPA/APBA race outside of US waters on Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th 2017. This exciting Offshore Powerboat Racing event is the culmination of effort on the part of the Resorts World Bimini Marketing / Management Team and Roger Berkon for B O S A ( a group who has been putting on events throughout the Bahamas and around the globe for the past twenty years and sees this event as a perfect match between the Offshore Powerboat Association and Resorts World Bimini.........