Jetski Races in Town

2014's Jetski Races will be held July 18 - 20

Schedule:

  • Friday, July 18th
    8:00am - Corporate Challenge team check-in until 10:00am
    9:00am - Vendors on the Boardwalk until 5:00pm
    10:30am - Corporate Challenge jetski races until 3:00pm
    8:00pm - 11th Mile band at Dockside

  • Saturday, July 19th
    9:00am - Jetski Races until 4:00pm
    9:00am - Vendors on the Boardwalk until 5:00pm
    Swimsuit Competition after the races at Dockside
    Klepto Radio band at Dockside

  • Sunday, July 20th
    9:00am - Jetski Races until 4:00pm
    9:00am - Vendors on the Boardwalk until 5:00pm
    5:30pm - Awards Ceremony at Dockside
    Jerry Wimmer & Your Best Shot band at Dockside

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    2013:

    The 2013 jetski races were held on July 20 & 21
    Here are the results


    Schedule: Subject to change - stay tuned
    Friday, July 19th
    8-10 a.m.: Corporate Team Check-Ins
    10:30 a.m.: Corporate Jetski Races - Come and watch teams from local businesses compete! Near the Town Pier
    1-4 p.m.: Event Check-in/Registration
    2-7 p.m.: Boyz Toyz expo on Town Hill
    Full Steam performs at Dockside


    Saturday, July 20th
    6:45 - 8:00 a.m.: Check-in/Late Registration
    8:15 a.m.: Rider's Meeting
    9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Jetski Races
    10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Boyz Toyz expo on Town Hill
    7:00 p.m.: Athlete party and swimsuit contest at Dockside
    9:00 p.m.: Live music by Yoko Says No at Dockside


    Sunday, July 21st
    8:15am: Rider's Meeting
    9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Jetski Races
    10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Boyz Toyz expo on Town Hill
    Awards Ceremony and live music by Jerry Wimmer & Your Best Shot at Dockside


    Road closure information:
    Hawthorn Street will be closed about 4:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, July 18 at North Irving Ave. (by Town Hall) and will only be open to emergency vehicles and pedestrian traffic. This includes the metered parking area on Beach Terrace (from the Town Pier to the Cannon near the restrooms).
    The Trolley stop will be located on N. Irving Ave. across the street from Town Hall.
    Taylor Street will be closed to through traffic at Dennison St. (at High Tides) but traffic will still be able to access the business parking areas on Taylor St. behind the visitor center and beside High Tides.
    Fishing from the pier will not be allowed Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., but the pier will be open to spectators for watching the jetski races.
    Street closings and fishing restrictions will be in effect through Sunday July 21 until 7:00 p.m. or at the conclusion of the races.

    Colonial Beach Jetski Races


    2012:

    The 2012 jetski races were held on July 21 & 22.


    Sport Spec Class results:
    1st. 117 - Dj Kelly
    2nd. 528 - R. Taylor
    3rd. 2 - R. Hardwick
    4th. 77 - G. Jung
    5th. 31 - J. Francavilla


    2011:

    2011 Jetski Race Results

    The jetski races were back in town for the second year in a row! In 2010, it was the HYDRO-TURF APBA Watercross Nationals. In 2011, it was the UWP ISJBA National Tour.

    Events kicked off on Friday morning, July 29th at the Town Pier with the Corporate Jet Ski Races. Businesses that competed were: Dockside Restaurant, WGRQ 95.9, Thunder 104.5, Rankins Hardware, Monroe Bay Campground, Riverboat on the Potomac, Lighthouse Restaurant, Tow Boat US, High Tides Restaurant, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Beach Service Center and a "ringer" racing team by Trinity Builders. Congratulations to Team Dockside and Team Beach Service Center for taking the top spots in the competition.

    Friday afternoon, there was a riders gathering at The Riverboat. Saturday morning consisted of check-in and late registration. The races started around mid-morning and lasted well into the afternoon. Saturday night swa a swimsuit contest and fashion show, as well as a live band at Dockside Restaurant. Racing action continued all day on Sunday! Here's a picture from one of the starts on Sunday:

    Colonial Beach Jetski Race July 22, 2012

    See more pictures here


    Closures, Detours

    Hawthorn Street at Irving Ave. closed beginning at 4:00am on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Hawthorn was closed to vehicular traffic, but remained open for emergency vehicles and pedestrian traffic.

    Taylor Street was closed to through traffic at Dennison Street. Traffic was able to access the business parking areas on Taylor Street next to High Tides. The metered parking area on Beach Terrace, adjacent to the Town Pier, was also be closed to through traffic from the Town Pier to "The Cannon" at the corner of Irving and Boundary St.

    The Colonial Beach Trolley made a special stop at North Irving Avenue across from Town Hall.

    No fishing was allowed on the Town Pier on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10:00am – 7:00pm. The Pier was open for spectators.


    Jetski Races

    2010:

    Colonial Beach welcomes the jetski races! The two-day attraction features six events, Rounds 9 and 10 of an eleven-round series to determine the U.S. National Tour Champions in eleven different Pro-Am and Expert racing classes - including Women’s classes!

    A 1,200' by 700' area will be set up in front of the town pier and to the right of it for the jetski races. The pier will be open for spectators to view the event. A cooling tent will be located near the pier at the end of the Boardwalk.


    The 2010 series consisted of five double-round events spread all across the United States, culminating in the final stop of the tour, the HYDRO-TURF APBA Watercross Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee in September (a double points round).

    Each round was filmed and a half-hour show from each round aired on three different cable networks.


    2010 SCHEDULE:

  • Friday, August 6, 2010 3:00 – 6:00pm Late Registration and Check-In at the Pier 5:00 - 10:00pm Kick-off party on Town Hill

  • Saturday, August 7, 2010 6:45 - 8:00am Inspection & Rider Check-In/Late Registration 8:00 - 8:30am Mandatory Riders Meeting 8:30 - 10:00am Closed Course Practice 10:00am - 1:00pm Closed Course Qualifying 1:00 - 1:30pm Freestyle 1:30pm Closed Course Finals 6:00pm Saturday Awards Ceremony 8:00pm Racer's party at The Riverboat

  • Sunday, August 8, 2010 7:15 - 8:00am Technical Inspection & Rider Check-In 8:00 - 8:30am Mandatory Riders Meeting 8:30 - 10:00am Closed Course Practice 10:00am - 1:00pm Closed Course Qualifying 1:00 – 1:30pm Freestyle 1:30pm Closed Course Finals 5:00pm Sunday’s Awards Ceremony Racer's party at High Tides

    Food vendors and arts & crafts booths were on site both Saturday and Sunday.
    Radio Station 93.3 WFLS were on hand for a live broadcast on Saturday, and Classic Rock 96.9 broadcast from the event on Sunday.


    Traffic

    Beginning on Saturday, August 7th, the intersection of Hawthorn and Irving Avenues will be blocked, and vehicular traffic on Taylor Street will be blocked from turning on to Hawthorn. Streets will be closed until August 8th at 6pm. Signs will be posted to direct all traffic.

    Parking

    In addition to the side streets and Town Hill being open for parking, volunteers from the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce will help direct traffic to other designated areas in town. Drivers are encouraged to drive to the intersection of Colonial and Washington Avenues to be directed to the proper location on Town Hill or one of the auxiliary spots in town.

    The cost of parking for the entire day is $10. The Wilder Avenue parking lots will be closed to the public and will be used for jetski racers.

    Ride the Town Trolley and eliminate all the traffic and parking hassles.

    Colonial Beach has hosted similar races in the past. Read about it here!


    See photos at the Event Pictures page

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