Start Your Racing Boat

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I want to race boats, but how do I start?

Start Your Racing Boat

If you have ever been to a boat race you can remember the scream of the high performance boats flying across the lake, jet fuel exhaust in the air, and people cheering as their favorites take the lead. It is an experience to truly remember.

Some people take the experience as not just a fun time but also a hobby. Boat racing is a fun, exhilarating, and sometimes dangerous pastime. The risks however are worth the reward. The American Power Boat Association (APBA) is the sanctioning body for high performance boat racing. Their charter covers everything from remote control miniatures to seagoing giant race boats. I would suggest going to their website for more detailed information as well as how to get involved. Just do a search for APBA and you'll easily find their website.

Racing high performance boats is not just limited to the adults either; teenagers can also race in restricted classes with others in their skill and age level. Overall, the sport is an exhilarating and inexpensive family activity.



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