Monday, May 21, 2018

Off Shore Grand Prix Boat Race

I grew up in this area 
and for as long as I can remember Point Pleasant has hosted the

The race was Sunday.
We watched the first race, the smaller boats, from the boardwalk.
The racecourse is a small 4 mile oval in the ocean.
 The boats run 6 or 7 laps, and they run as close to the shoreline as possible.
The boats reach speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour 
and often lift completely out of the water.













The boardwalk was a great viewing spot but it was hot and humid so 
we watched the bigger boats at the inlet, 
at the start line.
We were able to sit in the car there and wait for the boats.







We also got to see the Jamaica come in.


We had a wonderful early dinner at the Off Shore,


Fried Shrimp


Shrimp Scampi

- we headed home with full bellies and happy hearts -

18 comments:

  1. This is like if sportscars were boats! But the flying through the air freaks me out! ;)

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  2. Hello, the boat race sounds like a fun time. They are all colorful boats, I am sure they can go very fast. Your dinners look delicious. Have a happy day and new week!

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  3. What a fun day and amazing food!! Boat races are so much fun. Great shots Debbie.

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  4. my ears are ringing just thinking about it

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  5. I have never seen a boat race and your pictures are amazing.

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  6. Great action shots Debbie. A great day indeed!

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  7. Oh wow...great shots! I have never seen a boat race before. Bet that is really fun. Such beautiful homes on the shore too.

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  8. Goodness, Debbie, you really got some fantastic photos! Glad y'all had a great time also, and the food? Now, I want shrimp! :)

    xoxo

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  9. It is crazy how fast those boats can go.

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  10. I love this! I remember watching the poker runs on Lake Michigan with all of the big, fast cigar boats! The colorful paint jobs and the fast speed make this really enjoyable.

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  11. These boats go so fast don't they!
    Very good selection of photographs, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Those boat races look fun. What an amazing place to grow up in; all that glorious blue, blue water at your fingertips.

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  13. Yowza - 200 miles per hour in a boat! I can't even imagine how fast that must go passed! Your dinner looks yummy, too.

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  14. Wow it is just amazing what they can do, that would be so scary to do I would think, well at least for me, I bet it was amazing to watch it in person. Looks like you topped off the day nicely :)

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  15. Now you have me craving Shrimp!!

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  16. I loved this fun fun post! Wow, those are sure some fancy boats! I loved seeing them. Wow, they go so fast!! I love that shot of the green one clear up in the air! Love all the pictures, you did a great job. Your supper looks delicious and the previous post was fun too because the fireworks were so pretty and I do love a good ice cream place! Your fireworks pictures turned out so nice! I havent' been on here in about a week, alot to catch up with!

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  17. Wow, your photos of the race are fantastic I loved the one of them flying through the air. This was a great adventure and your end of the day dinner looked very yummy! Blessings and hugs!

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