Welcome to the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta!
The 2023 Regatta will celebrate our 16th year and build on our past successes from previous years. Be sure to watch our website for the latest announcements. As always, the Regatta features FREE ADMISSION for all public events.
Come to the Regatta and see the beautiful wooden hydroplanes and race boats up close. Watch them run on the Ohio River at speeds between 60 and 140 mph! Learn about how these boats were built in their "glory days" from the 1920s to the mid-1980s. Find out who the famous boat builders were and the differences among them. Learn about the aerodynamics, engineering, and physics of boat racing. Transport yourself back to the 1960s and 1970s, when one of the most famous sites in powerboat racing, New Martinsville, WV, was in its heyday. Do you know what sport boasts the most world records set in West Virginia? That would be inboard powerboat racing, and those records were set in New Martinsville!