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Old 08-01-2012, 05:24 PM
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Schedule of Events ~ 2012 International Offshore Powerboat Race~ Port Huron/Sarnia

2012 International Offshore Powerboat Race ~ Port Huron, MI / Sarnia, Ont.

Link to printable copy: http://www.oparacing.org/uploads/201...rboat_Race.pdf

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Thursdsay, August 9, 2012
6:00pm Boat Parade in Downtown Port Huron (Street Parade)

Friday, August 10, 2012
11am – 11:30pm Race Village - Desmond Landing - 51 Water Street, Port Huron, MI ~ Open to the Public​
9am - 4pm Race Boats Inspections - Desmond Landing
Crane Area - Desmond Marine - 207 Water Street, Port Huron, MI
Ramp Area - 12th Street Boat Ramp, Port Huron, MI
Wet Pits - Desmond Marine
Dry Pits - Desmond Landing​
Wash Down Area -*Desmond Marine
12pm - 4pm Racer & GPS Registration - 405 Water Street, Next to wet pits
12pm - 4pm Media & Volunteer Registration - 405 Water Street
7pm – 11pm Outdoor Concert - Race Village
11:30pm Race Village closed to the Public

Saturday, August 11, 2012
11am – 11:30pm Race Village and Vendors in operation ~ Open to the Public​
8am-10am 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 Street
9am - 5pm Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational
10am - 4pm Racer & GPS Registration
12pm - 4pm Media & Volunteer Registration
10am - 5pm Race Boat testing on course - "Rules of the Road"
There will be a 2 hour closure of the race course for Freighter Traffic during this session. *Check with Racer Control or Registration for time.
5:30pm - 7:30pm Canadian Drivers’ Meet & Greet – Sarnia Bay Marina, Ontario
* ALL Drivers MUST be listed on Manifest to attend!!
Departure will be from Desmond Marine. Event starts at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive at Desmond by 4:30 p.m. for Border Patrol clearance.​​
8pm-10pm U.S. Drivers’ Meet & Greet - Race Village
Midnight Race Village closed​ to the Public

Sunday, August 12, 2012
All Day Race Village and Vendors in operation ~ ​Open to the Public
7:30am Team physicals - 405 Water Street
7:30am Course Buoy's set
8:30am Race Control Operational
8:30am Medical and Dive team briefing - 405 Water Street
9am Drivers meeting - 405 Water Street
9am - 5pm Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational
9am Patrol Fleet Briefing - 405 Water Street
10:30am Race Patrol Fleet and Course Support Fleet on station
12pm Opening Ceremonies
U.S. & Canadian National Anthems​
12:15pm RACE 1 *(start subject to adjustment)
2pm RACE 2 *(start subject to adjustment)
7pm Awards Party -Desmond Landing Pavilion ~ Open to the Public​

For more information visit: http://www.oparacing.org/race4.html?r=20120701145519
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:20 PM
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Battle on the Bay 2012

Battle on the Bay 2012 Cancellation Notice
Thank you to all our race fans and your on-going support
We regret to inform you that this year's Battle on the Bay is canceled.
We are sorry to say the Smiths Point Race has been canceled. After a years worth of work, with prior permit approval from Suffolk County, they pulled the permit siting traffic issues. All permits were approved including: U.S. Coast Guard, Town of Brookhaven (Regatta Permit), Use of DEC Property for the Environmental Groups, and Use of Mastic/Shirley Train Station park & ride shuttle parking (for overage parking if exceeded 5000+ cars in Smiths Point lot). The parks department police were concerned about our traffic plan, when we asked what he thought we could change to improve the plan, his reply was "I didn't read it" --this is only the tip of the iceberg. Safety was stated as a reason for these concerns, when we showed how our plan addressed the possibility of a traffic back up, they looked like they heard it for the first time when in fact they received all the information months prior. First being, we had contracted an ambulance company with 2 ambulances at the beach to respond to an emergency along with 2 roving EMT's, and a 4 wheel drive beach rescue vehicle. In the event of a life threatening injury, we had an airlift plan in place set up in conjuction with our helicopter. Last weekend they closed the bridge, trapping beach goers for hours to run a marathon. Doesn't make sense when all the local fans and businesses were ecstatic that there would be a race in the area. We want to hear YOUR opinion of what transpired, reply directly to this email. We'd love to hear from you!

Thank You,
Great South Bay Racing Inc.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:49 PM
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Sorry to hear, however the "Battle of the Bay" is the Long Island race, not the 2012 International Offshore Powerboat Race ~ Port Huron, MI / Sarnia, Ont. that this thread is about...
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