Hooters Clearwater Offshore Nationals

Partnering with Race World OffshoreClearwater 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!

FRIDAY — SEPTEMBER 27TH

RACE VILLAGE

12pm to 7pm
  • Located at Coachman Park
  • Spectators can see the boats & teams up close
  • Get Autographs & Photos
  • Food & Beer Trucks
  • Free Admission

BOAT PARADE & BLOCK PARTY

6:45pm to 9:30pm

Presented by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater!

  • Boat Parade Down Cleveland St.
  • Meet the Drivers
  • Contests, Games, Prizes, Vendors
  • National Artist — 8:00pm S. Ft. Harrison Ave
  • Free Admission

BAYSTAR VIP PARTY

5:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Located at Coachman Park
  • Meet Race Teams & Special Guests for Autographs and Photos
  • Steel Drum Cocktail Party with Heavy Appetizers
  • Hosted by Baystar Restaurant Group & Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • VIP 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 28TH

POWERBOAT RACE VILLAGE

10am to 7pm
  • Located at Coachman Park
  • Spectators can see boats & teams up close
  • Get Autographs & Photos
  • Food Trucks & Beer Truck
  • Free admission

RWO TESTING

12pm to 4pm
  • Testing in The Gulf
  • Raceboats launch at Seminole Ramp
  • Large Boats Crane In Water
  • Spectators can view by water

SUNSET AT PIER 60

6pm to 9pm
  • Firework Display
  • Vendors & Live Entertainment
  • Free Ice Cream Cone with VIP pass
  • 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 29TH

POWER BOAT RACES

12pm to 3:30pm
  • 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm Race Times (Subject to Change)
  • Multiple Classes Per Races
  • 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

4pm 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
  • Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce Co-Sponsor
  • The Ultimate Sunday Funday
  • Live Music
  • NFL watch party at Tiki & Salt Tequila Bar
  • Beach, Sun & Fun
  • Free admission