International Powerboat Races Set for July

This year marks the 25th annual St. Clair River Classic TM Offshore Race. The celebration of 25 years also marks the first year of a new name the St. Clair River Classic presented by the St. Clair Inn. Two of the world’s largest offshore boat organizers, Powerboat P1 out of London and the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) have come together jointly promoting the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Offshore Championship. The Powerboat P1 is the largest international powerboat racing promoter and OPA is one of the largest promoters in the United States. The St. Clair race is part of the APBA championship circuit, meaning that the world’s largest, fastest and most powerful racing boats will converge on St. Clair to deliver an adrenaline-fueled, action-packed weekend. There is expected to be over 60 boats at this year’s race with boats traveling from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, Italy and the United Arab Emirates. This year the St. Clair Inn will not only be the presenting sponsor but will also sponsor a boat call Broadco, a 2014 World Champion in the Supercat Class. The St. Clair River Classic presented by the St. Clair Inn will be held the last weekend of July.