International Offshore Powerboat Race

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

​​​Friday, August 8, 2014
11am  - 10pm 
Race Village - Court St & 3rd St, Port Huron, MI
9am - 4pm Race Boats Inspections - Race Village
Crane Area - 207 Water St, Port Huron, MI
Ramp Area - 12th Street Boat Ramp, Port Huron, MI
Wet Pits - 207 Water St, Port Huron, MI
Dry Pits - Court St & 3rd St, Port Huron, MI
Wash Down Area - TBA
12pm - 3pm

12pm - 3pm​
Racer Registration - Train Depot (Court St & 1st St)​

GPS Registration - GPS Trailer​​ by Train Depot
6:30pm​ Volunteer Meeting - (Water St & 4th St)
6:30-8pm


9:30pm​​
Racer Meet & Greet Autograph Session
(Water St & 4th St) (across from crane area)

Molly Hatchet in Concert
(Desmond Landing/Race Village)​​
10pm Race Village closed to the public
Saturday, August 9, 2014
11am - 10pm
            ​
Race Village and Vendors in operation
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC​
7:30am - 9:30am

Swim / Dunker Test - YMCA - Maybelle P. Kurzweil Aquatic Center, 1525 3rd Street, Port Huron, MI
8:30am Race Control Operational
10am Drivers meeting - Train Depot on Court St
9am - 5pm

9am - 1:30pm​​
Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational

Racer Registration - Train Depot on Court St
11am - 4pm​​​​ GPS Registration​​ - GPS Trailer by Train Depot
11am - 4pm Race Boat testing - "Rules of the Road"
5pm - 8:30pm​         Canadian Drivers' Meet & Greet

All drivers, throttleman, crew, staff, etc. MUST be listed on the Manifest to attend!!! Departure will be from Desmond Marine. Please arrive early. Departure will be at 5pm and Border Patrol Clearance will be conducted at Sarnia Bay Marina. All persons must stay with their assigned boat until all persons have been cleared. We will depart from Sarnia at 7:30pm. Once again, all persons must stay will their assigned boat until cleared by the Border Patrol.
​10pm ​Race Village closed to the public
Sunday, August 10, 20134
11am Race Village and Vendors in operation
8am Team physicals - Train Depot on Court St
7:30am Course Buoy's set
8:30am Race Control Operational
8:30am
Medical and Dive team briefing - Train Depot on Court St
9am Drivers meeting - Train Depot on Court St
9am - 5pm Wet Pits open, Crane lift and Ramp operational
10am Patrol Fleet Briefing - Train Depot on Court St
11am Race Patrol Fleet and Course Support Fleet on station
12pm Opening Ceremonies
12:15pm RACE 1  (start subject to adjustment)
2pm

3:30pm​​
RACE 2  (start subject to adjustment)

RACE 3 (if necessary)​​
6pm Awards Celebration - Stage at Desmond Landing - 
Water St, Port Huron, MI​

International Offshore Powerboat Race Hotels
HOTEL ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE
Comfort Inn 1700 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-982-5500
Best Western 2282 Water St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-987-1600
Baymont Inn & Suites 1611 Range Road Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-364-8000
Days Inn Port Huron 2908 Pine Grove Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-984-1522
Fairfield Inn 1635 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-982-8500
Hampton Inn 1655 Yeager St. Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-966-9000
Quality Inn & Suites 1720 Hancock Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-987-5999
Thomas Edison Inn 500 Thomas Edison Parkway Port Huron Michigan 48060 810-984-8000
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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.​
*Schedule Subject to Change