On September 24 – 25 in Kingston, NH, South Shore Outboard Association (SSOA) will host the Kingston Sprint Cup Invitational, Granite State Title Series. Featuring small outboard hydroplane racing, the event serves as a racing tribute to legends of the sport from its golden era in the 1960’s and 70’s.
The event also brings SSOA and the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) together again, as both organizations work to promote one another to their respective constituencies. “We both share a love of the water and New Hampshire’s rich boating and racing heritage,” noted NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings.
Held in a two-heat format, the Kingston Sprint Cup Invitational is national in scale, as drivers from across the nation compete on a 3/4-mile rectangular course three times around which they race three times. Awards will be presented to the top three racers, and all drivers receive National points for their finishes. With these points earned, drivers are ranked nationally by the American Power Boat Association with a National Hi Point Champion declared at the end of the racing season.
“This event features real boat racing and is incredibly exciting for spectators,” added Cummings. “We hope people of all ages come to this exciting event and learn more about the South Shore Outboard Association and New Hampshire Boat Museum, too.”
Founded in 1951 on the South Shore of Massachusetts and now headquartered in Kingston, NH, SSOA is the largest racing club in New England. To learn more, visit southshoreoutboard.com.
Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM is committed to inspire people of all ages with an understanding of, and appreciation for, the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s fresh waterways. NHBM exhibits, events and programming covers everything from boat charters, boat trips and race boats to canoes, wooden boats, outboard motors, sculling, sailing sunfish, and Lyman and Johnson motors. Some of our hands-on programs take place on Lake Winnipesaukee. NHBM is sponsored in part by Goodhue Boat Company, Eastern Propane and Oil, Stark Creative, KW Lakes and Mountains, Meredith Village Savings Bank and FL Putnam.