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Thursday July 24, 2014
11am - 6pmCoast Guard Permit in effect - SPECIAL RULES APPLY
6pmM-29 road closure in place; Race Village set up
7pm - 8:30pm Patrol Fleet Safety Briefing, St. Clair City Hall

​Friday, July 25, 2014
All Day
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Arrival of Race Boats; Viewing in Dry Pits, Avenue of Vendors
9am - 4pm





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​Race Boats Inspections - North Riverside Ave, St Clair, MI

​​Crane Area - Clinton Ave & S. 3rd St, St. Clair, MI
Ramp Area - St Clair City Boat Harbor, 902 S. Second Street, St. Clair, MI
Wet Pits - Clinton Ave & S. 3rd St, and St Clair City Boat Harbor
12pm - 3:30pm

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Racer Registration - TBA

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12pm - 3:30pm​​​
GPS Registration - GPS Trailer, Race Village
11am - ​6pm
Coast Guard Permit in effect - SPECIAL RULES APPLY
6pm - 7:30pmDrivers Meeting - St. Clair Inn, River Room
​3pm - 11:30pmHospitality and Beer Tents Open – Palmer Park
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
​9pm - 9:45pm: TBA
10:15pm - 11:30pm:  ​TBA

Saturday, July 26, 2014
All DayRace Boats on Display in Dry Pits, Avenue of Vendors
​7:30amCourse buoys set
8am - 6pmCrane in Operation
10am - 6pmBoat Ramp - St Clair City Boat Harbor - 902 South 2nd Street, St. Clair, MI
9am - 2pm

11am - 4pm​​
Racer Registration - TBA

GPS Registration - GPS Trailer​​
8am - 1pmSwim / Dunker Testing - St. Clair City Pool
11am - 6pmRace Control Operational
11am - 6pmCoast Guard Permit in effect - SPECIAL RULES APPLY
12:30pm -3:30pm

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Insured Testing; Course staffed MUST CHECK IN, OBTAIN PERMISSION, AND CHECK OUT WITH RACE CONTROL; MONITOR 78A
5pm - 7pm
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Race Team Autograph session @ Jarvis Construction Compound
11am - 11:30pmHospitality & Beer Tent Open
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
9pm - 9:45pm: TBA
10:15pm - 11:30pm​:  TBA

Sunday, July 27, 2014
All DayRace Village & Avenue of Vendors
7:30 AMCourse Buoys Set
​7am - 8:30amTeam Physicals, St. Clair Fire Station
8am - 6pmCrane in Operation
8:30amMedical / Dive Briefing, St. Clair Fire Station
9amPATCOM Law Enforcement Briefing, St. Clair Boat Harbor
9am - 9:30amDrivers Meetings – St. Clair Fire Station
10:00am - 6pmRace Control Operational
10:30 AMCourse Support Fleet on station
10:30 AMPilot's Meeting - FLZ
11am - 6pm

11am - 8pm​​
Coast Guard Permit in effect

Carnival​​
11:40amNational Anthems in Park; Flag Float Down (tentative)
​12pm - 9pmHospitality & Beer Tent Open
12pmFIRST RACE   (subject to adjustment)
1:30pmSECOND RACE   (subject to adjustment)
​3pmTHIRD RACE   (subject to adjustment)
4:30pmFOURTH RACE   (subject to adjustment) - if needed
7pmAwards Ceremony - TBA
*Schedule Subject to Change

Area Hotels - St Clair
Blue Water Inn1337 N. River Road, St. Clair, MI810.329.2236
Murphy Inn505 Clinton, St. Clair, MI810.329.7118
Area Hotels - Marine City  (South of St. Clair)
Anchor Inn6000 N. River Road, East China Twp, MI810.765.8877
Area Hotels - Marysville Area (North of St. Clair)
Amerihost Inn1611 N. Range Road, Kimball Twp, MI810.364.8000
Clair Inn70 Gratiot Boulevard, Marysville, MI810.364.8400
Super 8 Motel1484 Gratiot Boulevard, Marysville, MI810.364.7500
Area Hotels - Port Huron Area (North of St. Clair
Best Western2282 Water Street, Port Huron, MI810.987.1600
Comfort Inn1700 Yeager Street, Port Huron, MI810.982.5500
Fairfield Inn by Marriott1635 Yeager Street, Port Huron, MI810.982.8500
Hampton Inn1655 Yeager Street, Port Huron, MI810.966.9000
Quality Inn & Suites1720 Hancock, Port Huron, MI810.987.5999
Thomas Edison Inn500 Thomas Edison Parkway, Port Huron, MI810.984.8000
ST. CLAIR RIVER PLEASURE CRAFT TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

    The United States Coast Guard, Sector Detroit, Waterways Management Division has issued Marine Event #9, Permit #2.  There will be a Special Local Regulation issued by the Coast Guard establishing a restricted area and other controls. which also establishes a local safety zone, and slow no-wake area during any testing and active racing.

    Course area is roughly from north of the St. Clair Shoal upper limits (Light 54) south to an area just below the Pine River (Light 48).

    Mariners are advised to listen to the regular marine information broadcasts on their VHF-FM marine radio; and for further information can contact U.S.C.G. Patrol Commander by contacting Coast Guard Station Port Huron, or on event days, contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander on VHF-FM Channel 16

River closure for Saturday, July 27, 2013 - Testing
  • This closure applies to ALL non-commercial vessel traffic (pleasure and fishing craft) 
  • ​Coast Guard PATCOM can begin enforcing the established safety zone at 11:00 AM 
  • ​River closures may be in place from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time
  • Pine River traffic will be restricted during active testing operations

River closure for Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Racing
  • This closure applies to ALL non-commercial vessel traffic (pleasure and fishing craft)
  • Coast Guard PATCOM will begin enforcing the established safety zone at 11:00 AM
  • River closures will be in place from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time
  • At the decision of Coast Guard PATCOM, traffic may be allowed between races
  • Pine River traffic will be restricted during active racing operations
   Tentative Race Times
  • 12:00 NOON
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
The State of Michigan Helmet Law

Michigan law now allows motorcyclists to decide for themselves, if certain conditions are met, whether or not to wear a helmet.

To legally not wear a helmet, a motorcycle operator must:
  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits.
  • Have held a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years, or have passed an approved motorcycle safety course.
The law also allows for motorcycle passengers to not wear a helmet. Passengers also may not wear a helmet as long as they:
  • Are at least 21 years old.
  • Have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits insurance in addition to the insurance that is required of the motorcycle operator.​​
A person younger than 21 years old still must wear a helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation when operating or riding on a motorcycle. The requirement that an individual younger than 19 years old must wear a helmet if operating a moped on a public roadway is unchanged.​