Hooters Clearwater Offshore Nationals

Proudly Partnering with Race World Offshore

Clearwater brings the best of Offshore Powerboat Racing’s teams and fans to their city and beaches for a weekend of entertainment. For the past decade fans on the beach and offshore have witnessed great offshore racing. Clearwater organizers continue to expand the event to make it the best ever. Now a new alignment with Race World Offshore (Official Sanctioning Body) to grow the sport even bigger and expand opportunities with our Gulf Coast communities and Key West.

Race day sees 50,000 people and over 2,500 boats lining the beaches of the 2.5-mile-long race course with fireworks, parties, parades and much more. Many beach-going spectators enjoy the races from Clearwater Beaches on the white sugar sand, while others take advantage of the VIP watch parties from the comfort of sponsor hotels, restaurants and condos throughout the island. event, more than 180,000 thrill seekers, sponsors, and local businesses revealed over this action-packed weekend!

ACTION PACKED SCHEDULE

See our full event schedule below complete with weekend events, exclusive VIP benefits, beach activities, parties, racer/fan interactions, race times and more.

  • All Access VIP Events
  • Interact with Teams & Crews
  • Daily parties & events
  • Sat & Sun – Boats on Water

*Daily schedules subject to change

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 24TH

BAYSTAR RACE VIP PARTY

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 3rd Floor 

  • Meet race teams and special guests for autographs and photos
  • Liquor, wine & Beer included, Live Entertainment & Heavy Appetizers
  • FULL ACCESS to Amplify Clearwater’s Taste Fest
    • 6pm- 9pm
    • Located on  the 4th floor of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
    • Sample food from over 20 local restaurants

VIP Ticket Holders Only – Tickets available for purchase at event

SHEPHARD'S KICK-OFF PARTY

8pm – Close
  • Located at Shephard’s Beach Resort
  • Live Band 8pm-12am
  • DJ 12am-close
  • Cover Charge – VIP Pass Holders Free Admission

SATURDAY — SEPTEMBER 25TH

RWO TESTING

12pm to 4pm
  • Testing in The Gulf
  • Spectators can view by water in the Gulf of Mexico and from the beach

SUNSET AT PIER 60

6pm to 9pm
  • Vendors & Live Entertainment
  • Hosted by Pier 60 Concessions

SHEPHARD'S VIP PARTY

8pm – Close
  • Located at Shephard’s Beach Resort
  • Live Band 8:00pm -1:00am
  • LIVE DJ 1:00am – close
  • Cover Charge – VIP Pass Holders Free Admission

SUNDAY — SEPTEMBER 26TH

POWER BOAT RACES

11:00am to 3:00pm
  • 11:00am, 12:30pm & 2:00pm Race Times (Subject to Change)
  • Multiple Classes Per Race
  • Some Races may have 2 Starts
  • Viewing from Pier 60 – Entry at 9:00am!
  • Tickets Available Day of the Race at Pier 60
  • $20 Adults & $10 for Children
  • No chairs / coolers on Pier

RACE WORLD OFFSHORE CLASSES

The World’s Biggest & Fastest
  • APBA Sanctioned
  • US Class-1, Super Cat, Super Vee
  • Prostock Cat, Prostock Vee
  • APBA Class 1-7
  • P1 Superstock

RACE PARTY & AWARDS CEREMONY

5pm to 7pm
  • Marina Cantina
  • Locals, fans & teams all welcome
  • Happy hour specials
  • 6:00 PM Awards Presentation

SHEPHARD'S LARGEST POST RACE BEACH PARTY

4pm – Close
  • The Ultimate Sunday Funday
  • Live Music
  • Beach, Sun & Fun
  • Free admission