Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta
September 13-16, 2017
The 2017 Vintage Race Boat Regatta will take place September 13th – 16th in beautiful, historic Wolfeboro Bay in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. The event is organized by the New Hampshire Boat Museum and is sanctioned by the Vintage and Historic Division of the American Power Boat Association (APBA). This biennial event is now in its fourteenth year and is heavily attended by the public. It is also one of the premier events of the APBA Vintage Circuit.
Approximately 60 vintage boats representing several classes from small outboards to Grand Prix hydroplanes will run heats in groups on a one mile oval shaped course throughout the day Friday and Saturday. Other classes of boats include Jersey Skiffs and Gold Cup racing boats will also run. The sights and sounds of these great boats running are enjoyed by several thousand people at the Wolfeboro Public Docks. There is no admission charge to view the heats on Friday and Saturday.
Spectator participation is encouraged. The New Hampshire Boat Museum sells rides that can be taken between heats on various race boats with their drivers. The Museum also sells pit passes to the “Hot Pits” both days. Funds raised help support the education programs and exhibits of the NHBM. Spectators are also welcome to come to all the evening events to meet the drivers as well as support the New Hampshire Boat Museum during the Regatta including a Wednesday night reception at Mueller/McLean Boat Works, Thursday night welcome reception at the Wolfetrap Bar and Grill, Friday night cocktails at the Museum, and Saturday night Awards Ceremony dinner.
We encourage you to make reservations now for this busy event in Wolfeboro. We have rooms reserved at the 3 properties with excellent parking for boats and trailers. Click on the “Accommodations” button below to for more information.
Please enjoy the below photos and video taken from the 2015 Regatta.