Racer Resources

2021 OPA Official GPS Units


We will continue to run the VBOX units as out official GPS units for the 2021 season. In the classes that OPA runs that requires a GPS, we will work with you to ensure that everyone understands the rules of engagement with the GPS units.


It is the racers responsibility to make sure that the VBOX unit is working properly at all times. It is also the racers responsibility to equip their VBOX with a data card large enough to store the data for a race. It is at OPA's discretion to examine a boat when it comes out of the water after the race to inspect what was initially setup before you hit the water at the beginning of the race. An OPA official may request a spot inspection after the race has ended. It is the racers responsibility to pay attention if requested by Race Control or any OPA Official asks you to remain with your boat for inspection. If you fail to NOT stay with your boat for this inspection you will be disqualified and receive NO points for the race.


Classes required to run a VBOX Unit are listed below:
      • All Bracket Classes (Class 1 -Class 7)
      • Stock Vee


Official GPS for the 2021 season is Racelogic's VBOX Sport, Video VBOX Lite and Video VBOX Lite Waterproof. GPS units will not be allowed to be moved from boat to boat nor can they be used in multiple races.

Only the VBOX Sport can be purchased onsite (limited onsite supply). Both Video VBOX units must be pre-ordered in which there is up to a 3 week delivery period.

VBOX units cannot be rented

To order your VBOX unit contact Frank Vecce at (516) 429-9858

OPA REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 RACING SEASON!


The 2021 OPA Registration forms are now available online in the Resources section of the OPA website.


You can submit the registration forms email or regular mail. Or submit registration online (See "Submit Online" gray button on left Navigation bar.)



The OPA Racing forms will allow you to type in the information for easy printing or email.


DO NOT submit any signed forms to OPA!  You must leave the signature & date fields blank. All OPA forms MUST be signed in person at registration.


For each Individual Racing member, Please submit:

    Membership/Medical Form

    Medical Rescue


For each Individual Non-Racing member, Please submit:

     Membership/Medical Form - REQUIRED to have Hot Pit Access (Crane & Wet Pits)


For each Individual Staff member, Please submit:

    Membership/Medical Form


For each Team/Boat, Please submit:

    Equipment Registration

    Race Entry Form (Available at Race Site)

    W-9  (ONLY Submit page 1 of the file, pages 2-4 are for your records)


OPA MEMBERSHIP & EQUIPMENT FEES

Make checks payable to:  OPA Racing



HOW TO SEND OPA FORMS VIA EMAIL?

After you type in the information for the form, click how you would normally PRINT the form. But instead of hitting print when the window to print appears, change the printer in the dropdown menu to print as a "PDF". This will create the form as a document and allow you to attach the forms in the email.


Please call if you have any issues saving you forms with the inputted information ... 732-977-5638  


Email forms to opa@oparacing.org


HOW TO SEND OPA FORMS VIA MAIL?

Dee Ungarten

c/o OPA Racing

100 Silver Ave,

Kellogg, ID 83837


Make checks payable to: OPA Racing


For Credit Card payment, call 732-977-5638


Racers will only need to fill out registration paperwork at the first event that is attended.  Pre-printed Race Entry Forms & Medical Rescue forms will be at registration for teams thereafter their 1st attended race.  All members are required to sign all appropriate papers in order to race at each event in person.



FEES – OPA MEMBERSHIP

  • Racing Member: The Driver, Throttleman, and Navigator must be an must be an OPA member at a fee of $150.00 per person.
  • Non-Racing Member:  Crew must be an OPA  member at a fee of $100.00 per person.

Only persons that are current OPA members will be permitted in the hot pit areas (crane, ramp & wet pits).  As well as ONLY persons that are current OPA members will be permitted to board boats while in the dry pit areas.  Any person that is in the vehicle at the crane and/or ramp MUST be a current OPA member.



FEES – EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION

Each racing hull must be registered annually

  • Production Classes 1-6: Fee $1500.00 
  • Production Class 7: Fee is waived for the 2021 season 
  • Stock Vee: Fee $1500.00
  • Modified Vee : Fee $1500.00
  • Vee Extreme:  Fee $1500.00
  • Super Stock: Fee $1500.00
  • Factory Stock:  Fee $1500.00
  • Super Cat: Fee $2000.00
  • ClassONE USA:  Fee $2000.00
  • Unlimited: Fee $2000.00


OPA Racer Packets will be posted on the individual Schedule of Events page for each event.  


ENTRY FEES

  • Production Classes 1-7: Waived for the 2021 Season
  • Stock Vee: $500.00
  • Modified Vee: $500.00
  • Vee Extreme: $500.00
  • Super Stock: $500.00
  • Factory Stock:  $500.00
  • Super Cat: $1000.00
  • ClassONE USA: $1500.00
  • Unlimited: $1500.00

Entries Fees for Cocoa Beach & Sarasota are determined & collected by Powerboat P1.

                                                                                                    (Contact Powerboat P1 for Entry Fee structure on the above mentioned races.)


For new TEAMS:

You must call Dee in Registration for availability of number for your boat. Make NO assumptions that a number is available. If you do not clear your desired number with OPA registration and proceed to put it on your boat, you may NOT be able to register your boat to race with the number.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE 2021 OPA RACING SEASON!


OPA will continue to step up our safety program this year to make sure that we have the safest racing events in the United States. 


In regards to Swim and Dunker tests this year, OPA will be the only certification that we will accept for you to race with OPA. If in the event you receive a certification from an accredited APBA group/club, you must check with OPA Registration that the APBA group/club is also accredited with OPA to validate the testing certification.  The Safety Instructor for OPA will be available to do Swim Tests and Dunker Tests throughout the OPA racing season. Check the Schedule of Events for sites, dates and times for times at the pool for the Swin/Dunker testing. You must pay for the service (cash only) and you must hold onto your copy of Certification. OPA registrars will have a copy on file.  It is the racer's responsibility to send a copy to the APBA office.  Your certification is only valid for the calendar year of 2021. 

  • Swim Test:  Cost is TBD
  • Self Extrication Course/Dunker:  Cost is TBD


In regards to Physicals, you need to have documentation stating that you are physically fit to race this year with OPA Racing.


Accepted documents are: (1 of the below MUST be submitted)

  • medical note from your doctor on their prescription pad stating that it is okay for you to race with OPA for the 2021 season.  
  • a complete copy of your physical
  • CDL documentation (Medical Examiner’s Certificate Card)
  • Class 3 license or better acquired from airports


If any of the above expires during to the 2021 race season you will be required to submit a new medical document in order to complete in the 2021 race season.


Medical documentation MUST be submitted each race season.  OPA does NOT make copies of medical documentation to carry forward from the previous season.



HELMETS

Make sure to check the Snell stickers in your helmets. As of 12/31/2018 Snell 2005 helmets are no longer legal. If you are planning to race this season your helmet needs to be Snell 2010 or newer.

2021 MEMBERSHIP BADGES


For those that register early, your badge will be available at registration on the day of registration providing OPA has a photo on file or a photo has been submitted with you registration forms.


For those that register onsite, you will encounter delays in receiving your badge. We DO NOT produce badges onsite. Your ID Badge will be avialable at the next race..


Send your photo via email to: dee@oparacing.org or Text it to: 732-977-5638 (be sure to include your full name, position & team name)

2021 DECALS


Required decals on the boat:

  • OPA Racing logo
  • Boat Number
  • American Flag


Optional permitted Decals

  • APBA logo
  • Powerboat P1 logo
  • UIM logo


Decals NOT permitted

  • Sanctions/Clubs not listed above


When choosing a boat number, the owner MUST contact the Chief Registrar of OPA to determine if the number is available. Make NO assumptions that a number is available.  (732) 977-5638


To view the most current list of number NOT available, go to:  http://www.oparacing.org/nmbrs.html



CLASS NUMBER ASSIGNMENT
CLASS                                     SPEED                               NUMBER
ClassONE USA                      Unlimited                                00 - 999
Unlimited                                Unlimited                                00 - 999
Super Cat                               Unlimited                                00 – 99
Factory Stock                         Unlimited                                F-2 - F-99

Super Stock                           Unlimited                                S-2 - S-111
Vee Extreme                          Unlimited                                00 – 99
Modified Vee                          Unlimited                                00 – 99
Stock Vee                               Unlimited                                00 – 99
Class 1                                   Up to 115 MPH                      100 - 199
Class 2                                   Up to 100 MPH                      200 - 299
Class 4                                   Up to 85 MPH                        300 - 399
Class 3                                   Up to 85 MPH                        400 - 499
Class 5                                   Up to 75 MPH                        500 - 599
Class 6                                   Up to 70 MPH                        600 - 699
Class 7                                   Up to 60 MPH                        700 – 799


The OPA National Championship in each class will be the only boat allowed to carry the number ONE (#1) for the following season. If the #1 is NOT chosen to be used by the National Champion in the class, NO boat will be permitted to use #1 as their number. (Example: If Team A is the 2019 National Champion but chooses to use their register # of 111 in the 2020 season, and Team B who was the National Champion in 2018 and used #101 for the 2019 season, Team B will NOT be permitted to use #101 again for the 2020 season. They must use their previously registered number.)

a. Production Class boats must follow the boat number rule of a 3-digit number in which the first number represents the class in which the boat runs in. Ex. 101, 201 etc..
b. Super Stock must follow the boat number rule of the Alpha-Numeric numbering Ex. S-1
c. Other Classes must follow their class numerical system

        d. US-1 may ONLY be used by the OPA National Champion in the Super Cat class

The 2019 National Champions wil be allowed to carry the number ONE for the 2021 season.


See the OPA Racing Rule Book for more details regarding decals and boat numbers


Not all classes have a National Champion number designation, please call registration before you put a number signifying a National Championship on your boat.

SAFETY INSPECTIONS

The inspector shall review each entry for full compliance with aspects of the OPA Rule Book pertaining to safety.    In the event an entry does not comply with the rules or specifications as contained within the OPA Rule Book the owner shall be so advised and given the opportunity to comply.  If an entrant's inspection does not live up to the spirit or intent of the OPA rules, the referee in concert with the OPA President may refuse to allow the craft to compete.  Any entry that refuses an inspection will be disqualified and may face further disciplinary action.


At least 1 (one) member of the team must be registered (signed the Waiver of Liability) at the time of inspections.  If you there are no members that have signed in, you will be skipped over until you have signed in.  You are NOT permitted to partake in testing unless you have signed in at registration and ALL Inspections have been performed (Safety, Technical, etc.)


OPA Racing adheres to the USCG rules, regulations and guidelines and must have certain items on their vessel at all times. 

At the time of your Safety Inspection you need to have on exhibit the below listed items.  If these items are NOT on exhibited at the first approach of the Inspector, he will move on to the next vessel and return to you at the next available open slot.

  • PFDs
  • Helmets
  • 1 Anchor
  • 1 - 100' tow line
  • 2 flairs
  • Signaling Device (air horn)
  • First Aid Kit


REMINDER:  All vessels MUST have a Fire Suppression system in each engine compartment.  (Device must be sized according to US Coast Guard regulations.)


It is the racers responsibility to known the Navigational Rules when on the water, and must adhere to all the rules & guidelines.


U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Rules :
http://www.uscgboating.org/regulations/navigation-rules.php
Federal Navigation Regulations
https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=regContent

OPA RULES & FORMS