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Iceaxe
01-23-2013, 03:05 PM
Every year I tell you guys this is the best thing happening in June! The Burley Boat Races (Idaho Regatta) are really a lot of fun the entire family can enjoy.

The event is held on the Snake River at the Burley Golf Course so you can sit on the grass and enjoy the show.

June 21-23, 2013

The Burley Bestwestern is my favorite place to stay.
Burley Best Western (208) 678-3501

They also open up one of the local parks to camping for those on a budget.

It is one of the best events of the year!!!

Pics from 2012...




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DesertDuke
01-23-2013, 11:09 PM
thanks for the tip

I haven't seen you post much on climbing before, but whether or not you climb you should swing by City of Rocks anyway since you will be pretty close on your way up or down. Worth the side trip just to see the place.

Iceaxe
02-16-2013, 07:26 PM
Only 124 days until Burley and the Idaho Regatta.

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Iceaxe
03-22-2013, 12:39 PM
Here is a short video from last years race. It's about time to get your rooms.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6S7KgbaMYs

Iceaxe
04-15-2013, 09:29 PM
June 21,22,23 2013 on the Beautiful Snake River in Burley, Idaho. Three days of the fastest inboard circle boat racing in the United States. The event includes: K Racing Runabouts, Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Crackerboxes, Sportsman E, Comp Jets, Grand Nationals, 5 Liter Hydroplanes, 2.5 Liter Hydroplanes, & 1 Liter Hydroplanes. We also have amateur flatbottom (Nostalgia 95) and jet boat (nostalgia jet) classes for new racers to try the racing experience.

Weekend Events & Racing Schedule will be posted soon.

We offer limited number of campsites for RV and tent camping near the race site. For reservations contact Peggy at rvrrat@pmt.org or telephone (208)670-3730.

Ticket prices: Adult Single Day Pass $25, Adult Weekend Pass $45 (good for all three days of the event). Friday Fan Appreciation Day is $5 for testing and heat racing. Kids 12 and under are free all three days of the event with a paying adult. Save $3 by purchasing advanced tickets at our Advanced ticket outlets that will be announced soon. Contact the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce about general information.

Burley Motels:
Fairfield Inn & Suites (208) 677-5000
Best Western Burley Inn (208) 678-3501
Budget Motel (208) 678-2200
Super 8 (208) 678-7000

Iceaxe
04-15-2013, 09:33 PM
June 21,22,23 2013 on the Beautiful Snake River in Burley, Idaho. Three days of the fastest inboard circle boat racing in the United States. Last year, 2012, Burley hosted the American Powerboat Association Flatbottom National Championships. The event includes: K Racing Runabouts, Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Crackerboxes, Sportsman E, Comp Jets, Grand Nationals, 5 Liter Hydroplanes, 2.5 Liter Hydroplanes, & 1 Liter Hydroplanes. We also have amateur flatbottom (Nostalgia 95) and jet boat (nostalgia jet) classes for new racers to try the racing experience.

Weekend Events & Racing Schedule will be posted soon.

We offer limited number of campsites for RV and tent camping near the race site. For reservations contact Peggy at rvrrat@pmt.org or telephone (208)670-3730.

Ticket prices: Adult Single Day Pass $25, Adult Weekend Pass $45 (good for all three days of the event). Friday Fan Appreciation Day is $5 for testing and heat racing. Kids 12 and under are free all three days of the event with a paying adult. Save $3 by purchasing advanced tickets at our Advanced ticket outlets that will be announced soon. Contact the Mini-Cassia Chamber of Commerce about general information.

Burley Motels:
Fairfield Inn & Suites (208) 677-5000
Best Western Burley Inn (208) 678-3501
Budget Motel (208) 678-2200
Super 8 (208) 678-7000

http://southernidaholiving.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/burley_boat_regatta_0686.jpg

Iceaxe
05-31-2013, 08:02 AM
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savanna3313
06-09-2013, 10:12 AM
These boats make the boats my Dad raced look like dinosaurs. :nod: Here is a blast from the past of him after winning in Knoxville TN (1955) (That twinkle in his eye is me.....I wasn't born yet!) :haha: Wish I could find a photo of the type of boat since it doesn't show up well in this photo. We've got old 8mm film that shows some footage of the actual racing.

World champion Knoxville TN 1955 Natl Outboard Association in B Hydros

oldno7
06-09-2013, 10:57 AM
That's awesome Savanna!!:2thumbs:

Iceaxe
06-09-2013, 11:47 AM
National Champ, that is awesome. :2thumbs:

They have an outboard hydro class at Burley.

If you like old school you will love the Crackerbox class.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3123/2633528393_f592b5c7ef_z.jpg

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The rules on the class have not changed since prohibition in the 30's. The boats were orginally built as rum runners. They would cross the great lakes to Canada, load the boats with booze and haul ass back to the U.S. out running the coast guard. They were the northern version of the southern moonshine runner.

Anyhoo..... the race is only two weeks away and I can't wait.

Iceaxe
06-09-2013, 11:54 AM
Savanna, here are some outboard Hydros, do these look like what your father used to race? They race these in Burley, I believe the engines are limited to 15hp.

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savanna3313
06-09-2013, 12:34 PM
Pretty close. I found an exact photo of what he used to race. It's not him or his boat in this photo, but it's the type of boat he drove. Apparently they used to race "illegally" on the rivers and lakes and finally formed an official club so they could continue doing the same things that they always had been, but it became legitimate. :2thumbs:

Iceaxe
06-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Yup... the picture above is the same boats 60 years later. The big difference is the new boats have better designed sponsons that give more lift with reduced drag. The engine rules are still the same, but with modern metallurgy they can turn a lot more rpm.

There are a lot of different engine classes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH_XRgzjAMs

Iceaxe
06-11-2013, 11:58 AM
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Iceaxe
06-20-2013, 03:25 PM
2013 Idaho Regatta Schedule

Thursday June 20
6PM-10PM Show & Shine at Morey’s Steakhouse 219 E 3rd Burley, ID 83318
Pre-Registration 6-8:30PM

Friday June 21
8:30AM Meet & Greet at Smith’s Food & Drug 937 E. Main St. Burley, ID 83318
Boat Parade starts at 9AM
11AM-2:30PM Testing/Tuning at the race site.
Pre-Registration 8AM-2:30PM
3PM Qualifying Heats #1- 1 Liters & #2 - 2.5 Liters
Final Heat #3 - 1 Liters & #4 – 2.5 Liters
5PM: Flatbottom Grand Prix Shootout


6-10PM: Friday Night Fish Fry hosted by the City of Rupert. Fish Fry, Pizza & Beer Garden for lots of food & entertainment fun. Proceeds benefit the Historic Wilson Theater Restoration project.
Racers encouraged & invited to show off their boats for a chance to win prizes totaling $1,000.



Saturday June 22 & Sunday June 23
11AM Qualifying heats
Noon National Anthem
12:05-6PM Heat races and Finals
Saturday Night after race party at Morey’s Steakhouse 219 E 3rd Burley, ID 83318



Awards Banquet on Sunday after the conclusion of racing at Morey’s Steakhouse 219 E 3rd Burley, ID 83318. An all you can eat BBQ dinner will be served for $10 per person. The public is encouraged to attend.


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Iceaxe
06-24-2013, 06:41 PM
Here is a short video I put together of this years Idaho Regatta.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb0kNb1mzI8

Iceaxe
12-01-2013, 12:35 AM
SS 550 driver Kyle Bement died yesterday after a crash at the race in Parker AZ.


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