Powerboat Racing Coming to Memphis Riverfront - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Powerboat Racing Coming to Memphis Riverfront

A Big Weekend of Racing is coming up on the Memphis Riverfront later this Summer.

And it has nothing to do with Asphalt or the cobblestones...

The World's Quickest Boats will try to tame the Mighty Mississippi River Downtown in the First Annual Memphis International Regatta.

The 3-day event is an addition to the 23-year old Power Boat Super League circuit..

The Leagues' founder, Sam Winer, says the sheer speed of these boats will attract Racing fans of all types

  Winer says the Racers, called Tunnel Boats, are capable of speeds up to 128mph..can go from 0-to-100 in under 5-seconds, and can turn at 90mph.

  They'll run a rectangular course in front of Downtown on Old Man River.

The Memphis International Regatta is set for July 31st to August 2nd on the Riverfront Downtown.

Oh yeah, the Event is Free!

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