The oldest active powerboat race in the country happens right here in Dorchester County, Maryland. This year’s race will be held on May 20-21, 2023 on the Choptank River. About 70 boats are expected to be on hand to create an exciting two days of racing. Admission is FREE with a $5 a day charge for parking. Food and drinks will be available.
The races happen on Hambrooks Bay off the Choptank River in Cambridge, Maryland. Watch on land on bleachers at Gerry Boyle Park at Great Marsh. Spectators can also watch the Cambridge Classic from their own boats on the water. The fleet will raft at Rooster Point. A no-wake zone will be established from Howell Point to the Choptank River Bridge.
From 10am to 5pm both days (weather permitting), boats will be racing in these classes – Grand Prix Hydroplanes, H350 Hydroplanes, 2.5 Liter Hydroplanes, Formula 2500, and Jersey Speed Skiffs. The Hydroplane Racing League (HRL) will be kicking off their 2023 Season at this race and will be coordinating all race activity.