Have you ever wondered what it feels like to race across the water at more than 100 mph? How it feels to corner turns on a rectangular racecourse – most racetracks are oval – without the need to slow down? Have you ever felt the force of approximately 3 Gs as you slam into the turn? Would you like to experience first-hand what powerboat pilots see and feel as they compete on some of the world’s most challenging course and as most motorsports teams will attest, the world’s most difficult surface, water?
Described as incredible, unbelievable and the “ride of a lifetime,” The OPC category (known as tunnel boat racing) of APBA invites you to experience professional powerboat racing during their driving schools scheduled for Huntington, West Virginia (August 10–12) and Aurora, Indiana (August 17–19). Learn first-hand what happens when you’re in powerboat racing’s fast lane with on-site classroom work, capsule safety certification and finally the opportunity to pilot a tunnel boat on the racecourse. Professional drivers will work with you, teaching the basics and sharing inside knowledge of boat handling. Once you have successfully completed the course and the capsule training, you’re ready for your solo on-water experience. Amaze your family and friends and enjoy the ride as you become part of the Powerboat Superleague event over the weekend. There are still spaces available (you must be at least 18 years old) for each school – the choice is yours and we’ll see you in the winner’s circle. Cost per person is $250 and includes the classroom work, the certification process, membership in APBA and the use of a race craft as well as helmet and lifejacket. For information and to sign up contact the OPC Chairman Adam Allen (email@example.com).