Not-to-miss high performance happenings are coming to a waterway near you.
In Arizona, California, and Florida, three of the hottest states in the nation for high-performance powerboating, you can take to the water year-round. Of course, that doesn’t mean you won’t have to brave a few frosty mornings—I’ve scraped ice of the deck of a go-fast boat before running it on the Colorado River in Parker, Ariz., in February. But for the most part, the boating season never ends.
The rest of the United States has this quaint and intriguing season, at least from my perspective about 20 miles south of San Francisco, called “winter.” I know it not just because I see it on television, but because I have go-fast boating friends all over the country — make that all over the world — and they complain to me about it. Not because it’s cold (OK maybe because it’s cold) but because they can’t get on the water.
So the moment spring comes, the go-fast boating season kicks off. And that means, for those enthusiasts who want to either participate or spectate, hundreds of organized events from poker runs to offshore races to speed contests. So many events, so little time. So how do you choose, especially if you’re willing to travel? (That is, after all, what boat trailers are for.) Simple. You let me do it for you.
Click here to view top five go-fast boating events in the United States for this summer.