A joint effort between Powerboat Superleague and US F1 Powerboat Tour to make the annual Three Rivers Pittsburgh Regatta the largest powerboat event over the July 4th holiday is creating a buzz. Racing in a major metropolitan city, one of the top-25 markets in the nation, offering a regionally broadcast television program as well as being a part of the incredible reach of the Regatta’s marketing, promotional and media efforts offers a unique opportunity for not just the F2 class of OPC powerboats but all of ABPA.
An increase in tow money – from $0.26 to $0.30 – plus an increase in prize money from Powerboat Superleague was the starting point for reaching an agreement with US F1 to support the nation’s largest inland regatta. Add in a revised payout plan, APBA points, individual series points and the North American Championship title and you have the best of both series combined into one incredible race. Places one through twelve will each receive $600; places thirteen through last will receive $150. Membership in either Superleague or US F1 Powerboat Tour will earn the discounted entry fee of $145.
From a fan’s standpoint, and more than 500,000 can’t be wrong, the one-day event showcases the best field of F2 boats in the country and in Canada with an afternoon and early evening of power-packed competition. Make plans to be in Pittsburgh on July 4 – one day, one event, one incredible race.