Orange Cup Regatta Returns this Weekend
Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Emily Leineweber
For over 70 years Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland has been the destination for one of the most exciting races in the area. The annual Orange Cup Regatta, which features over 100 powerboat racers, will be held on this weekend, March 2nd – 4th.
Races will begin on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Drivers from all across the country will be arriving on Friday for boat testing in hopes of competing for world record speeds and times along with bragging rights and those coveted points.
Races will be run in several classes and divisions with the three major divisions consisting of Inboard, Outboard and Outboard Performance Craft. In all, 11 classes of boats will race throughout the weekend
Orange Cup Regatta is free to all and spectators can enjoy race commentary via a speaker system set up to reach around all shores of the lake. Drivers will be available for autographs and photo opportunities throughout the weekend as well.
Bring family and friends and enjoy a beautiful weekend outdoors enjoying powerboat racing at its finest.