Events

Regatta Events

The 2017 Regatta events will begin on Friday, September 1 when the vintage raceboats and hydroplanes begin to arrive in Wheeling. Our Regatta registration trailer opens at 10:00 AM at the top of Heritage Port and remains open until 5:00 PM. The pits are open on Friday so if you’d like to see the vintage boats up close and have great chances to talk to the drivers, join us in Heritage Port any time on Friday.

Our opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The first heats of hydroplanes roar away from the dock at 10:00 AM. If you are anywhere in Wheeling and begin to hear a loud roar, you are probably hearing our raceboats! Heats will continue until noon at which time our course is closed for river traffic to come through. The heats begin again at 2:00 PM and last until the heats are completed.

Vintage Regatta 2

Friday, September 1
10:00AM - 5:00PMRaceboat Registration. Heritage Port pits open to the public.
Saturday, September 2
9:45 AMOhio River closed to through traffic; buoys placed and course set.
Opening Ceremonies
Blessing
United States/Canadian National Anthems
10:00AM - NoonHeats of Vintage Hydroplanes and Raceboats on the Ohio River
Noon - 1:30PMOhio River opened to regular river traffic.
Radio controlled airplane shows by the Ohio Valley Hillhoppers.
Free autograph session with raceboat drivers. FREE posters to the first 100 people!
Free Live Music - TBA
1:30PMRiver closed to through traffic; buoys placed and course set.
2:00PM Heats of Vintage Hydroplanes and Raceboats on the Ohio River
6:00PMOhio River opened to regular river traffic.
6:30PMFree musical entertainment at Heritage Port - TBASponsored by The Health Plan
9:30PMFree musical entertainment at Heritage Port - TBA - Sponsored by The Health Plan
Sunday, September 3
9:45AMOhio River closed to through traffic; buoys placed and course set.
Opening Ceremonies
Blessing
United States/Canadian National Anthems
10:00AM - NoonHeats of Vintage Hydroplanes and Raceboats on the Ohio River
Noon - 1:30PMOhio River opened to regular river traffic.
Radio controlled airplane shows by the Ohio Valley Hillhoppers.
Free autograph session with raceboat drivers. FREE posters to the first 100 people!
Free Live Music - TBA - Sponsored by The Health Plan
1:30PMRiver closed to through traffic; buoys placed and course set.
SeaQuest Kids' boats testing and racing on the Ohio River.
2:00PM Heats of Vintage Hydroplanes and Raceboats on the Ohio River
6:00PMOhio River opened to regular river traffic.