Sunset Lake at Rambler Road and New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood Crest. The Wildwoods NJ Governor’s Cup Hydrofest is an exciting international powerboat racing event, coupled with a 6-block festival of craft, merchandise and food vendors as well as displays. Inboard powered hydroplanes and flatbottoms will compete on a one-mile oval course in full view of the spectator area.
Boats range in size from 12 to 23 feet and will reach speeds between 80 and 140 mph! In addition to hosting the NJ Governor’s Cup (an award for outstanding performance by a boat racing team), the Wildwoods Hydrofest is also hosting the North American Championships and in 2011 is an Eastern Divisional Championship which increases the point value for competitors to double points! Free for visitors, the Wildwoods Hydrofest is a 2-day event, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
For fans who want to see the race boats up close and talk to the drivers and crews, pit passes can be purchased at the event for $10. VIP tickets can be purchased for $30, which allows access to the VIP tent, giving fans a prime viewing area with seating, access to the pits, and refreshments. Parking for the event will be at Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue. For more information call 609.889.9181 or 609.886.8156. Handicapped/wheelchair accessible. http://www.WildwoodsHydrofest.com