Solomons Offshore Grand Prix
& OPA World Championships​

Solomons Offshore Grand Prix
HOTEL ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE
Holiday Inn 
HOST HOTEL
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons
Maryland
20688
410-326-6311
Comfort Inn 255 Lore Road Solomons Maryland 20688 410-326-6303
Hilton Garden Inn 13100 Dowell Road Dowell Maryland 20629 410-326-0303
Chesapeake Inn & Suites 23428 Three Notch Road California Maryland 20619 301-737-0000
Country Inn and Suites 44941 Worth Lane California Maryland 20619 301-737-5227
Super 8 22801 Three Notch Road California Maryland 20619 301-862-9822

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The State of Maryland has a Mandatory Helmet Law

No person shall operate or ride upon any motorcycle or motor scooter upon the public roads or highways of this state unless such person is wearing on his or her head a crash helmet of the type and design inspected and approved by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.​​

Maryland vehicle law requires all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured. All motor scooter and moped operators must hold a valid driver's license or a moped operator's permit and wear a helmet and eye protection. All motor scooters must display a title decal on the rear of the vehicle. ​​

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 2, 2014
All Day

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Arrival of Race Boats - Race Village - Solomons Public Boat Ramp -14195 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD
​Wet Pits - Solomons Public Boat Ramp
​Dry Pits - Solomons Public Boat Ramp
Crane - Solomons Public Boat Ramp
Ramp - ​​Solomons Public Boat Ramp
​Wash Down Area - TBA
12pm-3pm
Racer Registration - Holiday Inn (155 Holiday Dr, Solomons, MD)
10am-4pmGPS Registration - Solomons Public Boat Ramp
6pm-8pm
Racer Meet & Greet - Charles Street Brasserie (120 Charles Street, Solomons, MD)

​Friday, October 3, 2014
9am-5pmRace Village open
8am-1pm

9am-4pm​​
Swim/Dunker Testing - Holiday Inn

Race Boat Inspections - Race Village​​
9am-1pmRacer Registration - Holiday Inn
10am-5pmGPS Registration - Solomons Public Boat Ramp
10amRacers Meeting - Holiday Inn
11am-4pmCrane & Ramp  Operational
12pm-3pmRace Boat testing (Rules of the Road)

​SOGP Bar Tour
​All of the establishments on this Tour are sponsors of the race. So please make sure to visit each one. There will be beverage and/or food specials at each establishment. Inquire in registration as to what is needed from the SOGP committee for these specials.

The Striped Rock will once again be hosting a Pig Roast at their location for the racers, crew, family & staff. Please contribute a $5.00 donation to help support this event. Monies will be collected at the first stop at King Fishers in which you will receive a wristband for the drink and food specials at the tour locations.​​
Tour Stops are:
​5pm
​6:30pm
​8pm

​Kingfishers (14442 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD)
Striped Rock (14470 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD)
​Solomon's Pier (14575 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD)

​Saturday, October 4, 2014
8am-5pmRace Village open
8am

8am​​
Racer Physicals - Holiday Inn

Racer Breakfast – Registration Room (brought to you by Maxed Out Motorsports)
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9amRacers Meeting - Holiday Inn
9amSweep Captains Meeting - Holiday Inn
9am-5pmCrane & Ramp operational
10amSecure Race Course
12 pm
​1:30pm
​3pm
Race 1 (Subject to adjustment)
Race 2 (Subject to adjustment)
Race 3 (Subject to adjustment)​
Hand in GPS units immediately following each Race
Boat Parade
5:30pmBoats Leave Dry Pits for Parade
6pmParade Starts
7pm

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Racer Meet & Greet - Anglers Seafood Bar & Grill (275 Lore Rd, Solomons, MD) 
LIVE Entertainment by Stella Mira​

​Sunday, October 5, 2014
8am-5pmRace Village open
8am

8am​​
Racer Physicals - Holiday Inn

Racer Breakfast – Registration Room (brought to you by Maxed Out Motorsports)
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9amRacers Meeting - Holiday Inn
9amSweep Captains Meeting - Holiday Inn
9am-5pmCrane & Ramp operational
10amSecure Race Course
12pm
​1:30pm
​3pm
Race 1 (Subject to adjustment)
Race 2 (Subject to adjustment)
Race 3 (Subject to adjustment)​
Hand in GPS units immediately following each Race
7pmWorld Championship Awards Ceremony - Holiday Inn
The National Championship race is held on Saturday October 4th. This race will be the finale of the OPA National Race Series and determine the National Champion in each class at the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix.

The World Championships is a culmination of points from the Saturday race and conclude with the race on Sunday. Both days of racing will be full length races with full points awarded for each day.

Double APBA points are awarded for the Sunday Race.  
​Single APBA points are awarded for the Saturday Race.​​

Normal OPA points are awarded for the Saturday National race and for the culmination of the Worlds (Saturday & Sunday) as per written in the rule book.
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Once again the Holiday Inn will be the Official Race Headquarters for the 2014 Solomons Offshore Grand Prix. Please be sure to book your room as soon as possible, because the hotel is sold out every year for this event.
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Holiday Inn Solomons Island
155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD. 20688
410-326-6311

Room Booking Code: BLI
Booking Link:
http://ww1505​​​
Due to size restriction of the Dry Pit area, there will be vehicle limitations:

ONLY 2 Vehicles per team will be permitted in the Dry Pits. This DOES include your tow & Support vehicles

RVs WILL park in the field just outside of the entrance of the Dry Pits
Golf carts are NOT permitted outside of the Dry pit area.​