The Rising Sun Regatta will take place on August 15 and 16 this year. Races will begin at 10am and continue throughout both days so bring your blanket or lawn chair and plan to spend the day or weekend watching tunnel boats race on the beautiful Ohio River.
Racing begins on Saturday August 15 and except for a few breaks for barges to pass continues all day Saturday and Sunday. The afternoon begins with the roar and speed of the Powerboat Nationals’ outboard tunnel boats. This category of racing features some of the biggest and most powerful engines in Powerboat racing. Outboard performance craft travel on a less than a mile rectangle course averaging 115 mph, can start from a dead engine to 100mph in 6 seconds and turn up to 180 degrees with forces up to 5 G’s. These are the fastest turning boats in the world.
This event is free to the public. The Rising Sun Riverfront is the perfect place to watch a race with its amphitheater seating and terraced walls. There will be food vendors and arts and crafts. Come visit for a great day.
Call Ohio County Tourism at 812-438-4933 or visit us on the web at enjoyrisingsun.com for more information.