Greatest Show on the WaterWelcome to the Clearwater Offshore Nationals. See some of the great action from past races just off the sugar white sands of Clearwater Beach. Teams compete in the exciting series of motorsports on water. The world’s best converge in late September for the annual epic event.
2018’s event drew huge crowds of race fans & enthusiasts alike to Clearwater Beach, where over 50,000 people on over 2,500 boats lined the beaches of the 2.5-mile-long race course. While many beach-going spectators enjoyed the races from Clearwater Beaches powder white sugar sand, others took advantage of the VIP watch parties from the comfort of sponsor hotels, restaurants and condos throughout the island. During last year’s event, more than 180,000 thrill seekers, sponsors, and local businesses reveled over this action-packed weekend!
Every September spectators turn to the water to witness the Clearwater National Championship & Festival. The boats, equipped with F-16 jet canopies and 6,000-horsepower engines, race at speeds of up to 180 mph in the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater Beach.
Adrenaline junkies from all over the world were on Clearwater Beach this weekend for the annual National Championship Races. All their expectations were met: super high speeds, a boat turned over and pulled out before sinking, another boat almost crashing at the turn, race suspended… God bless, there were no casualties.
Team members said this event is one they look forward to every year. They were happy the red tide impacts didn’t ruin the race or their trip. Out on the course, the water looked clear and the beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the magnificent Clearwater Beach were taking your breath away.