Jul 15, 2012

Detroit APBA Gold Cup Boat Race

Free Ticket

Hydroplane boat on Detroit River
Fast hydroplane boat
I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to the Detroit Yacht Club APBA Gold Cup race on the Detroit River, but circumstances prevented me from getting down there during the day. I later discovered that there were some water and wind problems, and the race had been delayed. This worked to my advantage, and I was able to go down to Henderson Park to watch the final heat.

First Boat Race

This was my first boat race, and coincidently it had delays like the other first racing event I went to this summer. I hope it's coincidence and not me. :) At any rate, it was fun to see the boats flying by, and I was glad to capture it on video.

Final Heat Results

Boat name, followed by the driver
1 - Spirit of Qatar 96 - Dave Vilwock
2 - Oh Boy! Oberto - Steve David
3 - Miss Beacon Plumbing - J. Michael Kelly
4 - Miss Deeby Chrysler - Jon Zimmerman
5 - Formulaboats.com Jarvis Fire-Water Repair - Mark Evans
6 - Graham Trucking - Jimmy Shane

Results courtesy of www.h1unlimited.com

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