SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
International Offshore Powerboat Race




Friday, August 8, 2014
11am  - 11:30pm 
Race Village - TBA
9am - 4pm Race Boats Inspections - TBA
Crane Area - 207 Water St, Port Huron, MI
Ramp Area - 12th Street Boat Ramp, Port Huron, MI
Wet Pits - 207 Water St, Port Huron, MI
Dry Pits - TBA
Wash Down Area - TBA
12pm - 3:30pm

12pm - 3:30pm​
Racer Registration - 405 Water St, Port Huron, MI​

GPS Registration - GPS Trailer​​
6:30pm
Volunteer Meeting - TBA
7pm Racer Appreciation Party - TBA
11:30pm Race Village closed to the public
Saturday, August 9, 2014
11am - 11:30pm
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Race Village and Vendors in operation
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC​
8am - 11am

Swim / Dunker Test - YMCA - Maybelle P. Kurzweil Aquatic Center, 1525 3rd Street, Port Huron, MI
8:30am Race Control Operational
9am Drivers meeting - 405 Water St, Port Huron, MI
9am - 5pm

10:30am - 4 pm​​
Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational

Race Boat Testing​​
9am - 1:30pm

11am - 4pm​​​​
Racer Registration

GPS Registration​​
10am - 4pm Race Boat testing - "Rules of the Road"
5pm - 8:30pm​         Canadian Drivers' Meet & Greet

All drivers, throttleman, crew, staff, etc. MUST be listed on the Manifest to attend!!! Departure will be from Desmond Marine.  Please arrive early.  Departure will be at 5pm and Border Patrol Clearance will be conducted at Sarnia Bay Marina.  All persons must stay with their assigned boat until all persons have been cleared.  We will depart from Sarnia at 7:30pm.  Once again, all persons must stay will their assigned boat until cleared by the Border Patrol.
​11:30pm ​Race Village closed to the public
Sunday, August 10, 20134
11am Race Village and Vendors in operation
7:30am Team physicals - 405 Water Street, Port Huron MI
7:30am Course Buoy's set
8:30am Race Control Operational
8:30am
Medical and Dive team briefing - 405 Water Street, Port Huron MI
9am Drivers meeting - 405 Water Street, Port Huron MI
9am - 5pm Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational
9am Patrol Fleet Briefing - 405 Water Street, Port Huron MI
10:30am Race Patrol Fleet and Course Support Fleet on station
12pm Opening Ceremonies
12:15pm RACE 1  (start subject to adjustment)
2pm

4pm​​
RACE 2  (start subject to adjustment)

RACE 3 (if necessary)​​
6pm Awards Celebration - TBA

International Offshore Powerboat Race Hotels
HOTEL ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE
Comfort Inn 1700 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-982-5500
Best Western 2282 Water St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-987-1600
Baymont Inn & Suites 1611 Range Road Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-364-8000
Days Inn Port Huron 2908 Pine Grove Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-984-1522
Fairfield Inn 1635 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-982-8500
Hampton Inn 1655 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-966-9000
Quality Inn & Suites 1720 Hancock Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-987-5999
Thomas Edison Inn 500 Thomas Edison Parkway Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-984-8000
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The State of Michigan Helmet Law

Michigan law now allows motorcyclists to decide for themselves, if certain conditions are met, whether or not to wear a helmet.

To legally not wear a helmet, a motorcycle operator must:
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits.
  • Have held a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years, or have passed an approved motorcycle safety course.
The law also allows for motorcycle passengers to not wear a helmet. Passengers also may not wear a helmet as long as they:
  • Are at least 21 years old.
  • Have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits insurance in addition to the insurance that is required of the motorcycle operator.​​
A person younger than 21 years old still must wear a helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation when operating or riding on a motorcycle. The requirement that an individual younger than 19 years old must wear a helmet if operating a moped on a public roadway is unchanged.​