Saturday, November 8, 2014

Powerboat Races Return to Key West

     The Powerboat Race Finale is happening in Key West Tomorrow .  This is the finale of the Key West Superboat Championships.  The winners take hope the biggest prizes, the heats are over and the Main event go off tomorrow at morning in the Key West Harbor.   There are great vantage points at Mallory Square  for the land bound or just off of Sunset Key for the boating group.   There are few events more exciting that happen here than the Superboat Races.

     A portion of the 6.2-mile course runs through Key West Harbor, a stretch of typically smooth water where racers can achieve speeds above 140 mph and provide fans watch in awe as the boats literally fly by.

     On race days spectators can get up close and personal views from grandstand areas on Key West's Truman Waterfront, which can be accessed at the end of Southard Street.   There  one can see the pit areas  and the boats being serviced as well.

     On off days, race fans can view the super trick race boats, watch the test runs and meet drivers and crews members at the race village, located on the Truman Waterfront.