St. Clair River Classic Offshore Boat Race  

The St. Clair River Classic Offshore Boat Race is back for a 22nd year! This exciting race has been a tradition in Southeast Michigan for 22 years. Each year, thousands of fans flock to the banks of the St. Clair River to watch this awesome display of power and speed on the water, produced by the Bluewater Offshore Racing Association of St. Clair, Michigan.

B.W.O.R.A. partnered with Funfest Productions in 2006 to create the St. Clair Riverfest.  Since then, attendance has surpassed 100,000 fans annually, with a record 120,000 festival attendees coming to the banks of the St. Clair River in 2015.

2016 ST. CLAIR RIVER CLASSIC-SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

T E N T A T I V E AND S U B J E C T   T O   C H A N G E

THURSDAY, JULY 28th, 2016

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM            Coast Guard Permit in effect – SPECIAL RULES APPLY

6:00 PM                                  M-29 road closure in place; Race Village set up

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM              Patrol Fleet Safety Briefing, St. Clair City Hall

 

FRIDAY, JULY 29th, 2016

All Day                                      Arrival of Race Boats; Viewing in Dry Pits, Avenue of Vendors

9:00 AM–4:00 PM                 Inspections open Race Village

11:00 AM–3:00 PM                Registration – Riverview Plaza

12:00 PM–4:00 PM                GPS Unit checks, Dry Pit area

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM              Coast Guard Permit in effect – SPECIAL RULES APPLY

4:30 PM—11:30 PM              Hospitality and Beer Tents Open – Palmer Park

Entertainment Friday in Palmer Park

 

SATURDAY, July 30th, 2016

All Day                                          Race Boats on Display in Dry Pits, Avenue of Vendors

8:30 AM                                       Course buoys set

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM                    Crane in Operation

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM                    Boat Ramp open to Race Teams

8:00 AM – NOON                       Swim / Dunker Testing, St. Clair City Pool

9:00 AM–2:00 PM                      Race Registration, Riverview Plaza.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM            Drivers’ Briefing – St. Clair Fire Station

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM                    Coast Guard Permit in effect

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM                    Race Control Operational

12:30 PM – 3:30 PM               Insured Testing; Course staffed
MUST CHECK IN, OBTAIN PERMISSION, AND CHECK OUT WITH RACE CONTROL; MONITOR 78A

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM                      Race Team Autograph Session – Race Village

11:00 AM – 11:30 PM                  Hospitality & Beer Tent Open

Entertainment Saturday in Palmer Park

 

SUNDAY, July 31st, 2016

All Day                                             Avenue of Vendors – Along Riverside Avenue

8:30 AM                                          Course Buoys Set

7:00 AM–8:30 AM                  Team Physicals – St. Clair Fire Station

9:30 AM–6:00 PM                       Crane in Operation

9:30 AM – 6:00 PM                      Boat Ramp open to Race Teams

8:30 AM                                          Medical / Dive Briefing, St. Clair Fire Station

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM                Drivers Meetings – St. Clair Fire Station

10:00 AM                                         PATCOM Law Enforcement Briefing, St. Clair Boat Harbor

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM                    Race Control Operational

10:30 AM                                         Course Support Fleet on station

10:30 AM                                         Pilot’s Meeting – FLZ (if necessary)

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM                      Coast Guard Permit in effect

11:40 AM (tentative)                       National Anthems in Park; Flag Float Down

12:00 PM – 9:00 PM                      Hospitality & Beer Tent Open

12:00                                                  FIRST RACE (subject to adjustment)

1:30 PM                                             SECOND RACE (subject to adjustment)

3:00 PM                                            THIRD RACE (subject to adjustment)

4:30 PM                                            FOURTH RACE (subject to adjustment)

7:00 PM                                            Awards Ceremony – Riverview Plaza Courtyard – Race Village                                                                                                                               In event of rain: St Clair River Lanes