APBA Race Circular

That Was Then, This Is Now
5/15/2009 – 5/17/2009
MUSCATINE BOAT SHOW INC. #400
 
Frederick Shearer 612-616-3971 
8    2166   
Muscatine, IA Mississippi River, Mile 455
3/25/2009
 
4/27/2009

1.) Hwy. 38 from the north to 4-way intersection. Continue south which becomes Business Hwy 61. Take 1/2 mile to riverfront.
2.) Hwy. 61 from east or west to 4-way intersection. Turn south on Business 61, 1/2 mile to riverfront.
3.) Hwy. 61 from south. There is also a 4-way intersection stoplight at the south end of Muscatine.
Continue straight on Business 61 and follow Buisness 61 signs to riverfront.

Check www.muscatineboatshow.com on the lodging and maps page. There are reduced rates at Comfort Inn, AmericInn, EconoLodge, Holiday Inn, Super 8, and Fairfield Inn. All lodging above has links on the website.

An approx. 1.25 mile - oval. NOT approved for records. It will be located with a GPS system and have 40" buoy markers.

Muscatine Search and Rescue and Muscatine Sherriff's Certified Divers, Muscatine Ambulance and Police Department.

Special Event: Vintage TESTING ONLY: Jet Boat - straight pass, 2 to 3 boats Inboard: Flat Bottom - 4 to 5 boats Grand National Hydro - 2 to 3 boats C & D Hydros

N/A

Pre-registration may be completed at www.muscatineboatshow.com on the "Registration" page. All APBA forms and registration will be completed at event in Riverview Center upon arrival. The registrations may also be sent to:
Dave Moritz
225 Iowa Ave.
Muscatine, IA 52761

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Pearl City Station in Riverside Park, Muscatine, IA - 7:00 a.m.
Boat Inspections will be handled beginning Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for those testing.

NO ENTRY FEES for this testing.
This will be an informal testing session with a 1.25 mile course placed on the water, but no certified timing available.
All required safety services will be provided.
The event is sponsored this year, but donations will be accepted from the public and participants to help offset insurance and fees, to bring this event back annually.

See registration information above and if any questions contact:
Dave Moritz
225 Iowa Ave.
Muscatine, IA 52761
moritzdavid@stanleygroup.com
563-264-6619 or 563-260-1970

Race Director (70888) FREDERICK SHEARER, 1405 PARK DR, MOUND, MN
Referee (53525) DENNIS BOWSHER, 831 N RIVER DR, KANKAKEE, IL
Inspector (8954) MARTY WOLFE, 3108 LOUIS SHERMAN, STEGER, IL
Scorer (70205) PHIL SPRUIT, 29770 HOLLY ST NW, ISANTI, MN
Risk Manager (71049) PHILIP J MITCHELL, 6698 BOYD AVE, EDEN PRAIRIE, MN

This is our third year to do this event as a group of local citizens who want to bring race boats back to the Mississippi River. We want to offer you this opportunity to test your boats before the formal racing season begins. We want this event to continue to grow, and everybody is excited at having a boat show with the racing boats coming back to Muscatine. Bob's Crane Service is back this year with the Whitlow family with 2 cranes available.

This Regatta is sanctioned through APBA

All prizes are the responsibility of the conducting Club. APBA does not guarantee nor is it responsible for payment of prizes. You are advised that this event may be canceled prior to the race due to circumstances beyond the control of this association. If you plan to travel a long distance, it is recommended that you contact the race sponsor prior to your departure to ensure this event will take place.