The Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA), a powerhouse in the world of offshore powerboat racing, is making a triumphant return to Atlantic City, New Jersey. This summer the Atlantic City Grand Prix will set hearts pounding and spectators on the edge of their seats.
In an electrifying partnership with Visit Atlantic City and the resort casinos, the Offshore Powerboat Association will once again set the Atlantic Ocean ablaze with excitement on June 22, 2024. Atlantic City will play host to the most anticipated offshore high-performance race of the year, marking the grand debut of the OPA National Championship Series on the upper east coast of the United States.
Atlantic City is beyond excited to see sleek, high-powered vessels once again tearing through the Atlantic waves, competing for glory and speed supremacy. The fastest and most formidable teams from around the globe will converge to vie for victory, making this a spectacle not to be missed.
This thrilling collaboration between the Offshore Powerboat Association, Visit Atlantic City, and the city’s Casinos underscores a shared commitment to ignite excitement and showcase the beauty of America’s Playground. Nestled against Atlantic City’s breathtaking coastal backdrop, the event promises a mesmerizing blend of heart-stopping action and scenic beauty that will captivate racing enthusiasts.
“We are thrilled to bring our world-class boat racing back to the shores of Atlantic City,” said Nick Smith, the Vice President of the Offshore Powerboat Association. “This promises to be a monumental event, showcasing the premier racers and race boats, speed, and the sheer excitement of powerboat racing. We are grateful for the collaboration with the Mayor, Visit Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Sports Commission, CRDA, and the casinos and other hotels and businesses. We look forward to delivering a spectacular show for both residents and visitors.”
Larry Sieg, the President & CEO of Visit Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, echoes that sentiment, saying: “We are extremely proud to host the Offshore Powerboat Association in Atlantic City this summer. After an absence of six years, this is hopefully the return of OPA for many years to come to showcase the beauty of Atlantic City and the thrilling sport of Powerboat Racing.”
A press conference is scheduled for February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at ISLAND Waterpark at Showboat Resort to announce more details about the racers, the competition and events leading up to the June 22 Grand Prix.
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About Offshore Powerboat Association
The Offshore Powerboat Association is a leading organization in offshore powerboat racing, dedicated to promoting and organizing high-performance racing events that push the boundaries of speed and excitement.
About Visit Atlantic City
Visit Atlantic City is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Visit Atlantic City focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.
About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Visit Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
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