Gulfport Grand Prix Schedule

Thursday, April 27, 2017

12pm-5pm Set Portable sanitary facilities and hand wash stations in place.

Friday, April 28, 2017

6am-8am Set perimeter buoys.

8am-12pm Set crane and floating docks

6:00-12:00 Event Set Up- Pit Area, Course, Crane, Vendor Booths, VIP, Tents, Set up of

Boat Show bulk space, booth spaces, Antique Boats.

12:00-6:00 Event Opens to the Public- Boat Show, Vendor Booths

Boat Registration/ Safety Inspection, Antique boat viewing open, Beer pouring.

6:00- Capsule Training at the Magnuson Hotel

Saturday, April 29, 2017S

8:00-6pm Boat Show Begins , Vendor Booths Open, Antique Boat Viewing Open

8:00 Registration/Safety Inspection

8:30 Wildlife Protection Presentation to all drivers by Beck (lead marine observer)

9:30 Heli- Pre Watch Marine Observation

10:00 Formula 1 Testing

10:45 Tri-Hull Testing

11:15-11:45 Formula Lights Testing

11:45-12:45 Break, Heli Refueling

12:00 Driver's Meeting

12:45-1:00 Heli- Pre Watch Marine Observation

1:00 Tri-Hull - Heat #1 - 7 laps

1:30 Formula Lights - Heat #1 - 10 laps

Formula Lights - Heat #2 - 10 laps

2:30 Tri-Hull - Heat #2 - 7 laps

2:45-3:15 Break, Heli Refueling

3:15 Formula 1 - Heat #1 - 10 laps

Formula 1 - Heat #2 - 10 laps

4:00 Tri-Hull - Heat #3 - 7 laps

4:30 Formula Lights - Heat #3 - 10 laps

5:00-5:30 Heli Aerial Concluding Survey

6:30-9:00 Driver’s Party at the VIP Tent (Fish Bar and Grill providing food)

  

Sunday, April 30, 2017

8am-5pm Boat Show Begins, Vendor Booths opens, Antique boat viewing open.

9:00 Driver's Meeting

9:30 Heli- Pre Watch Marine Observation

10:00 Formula 1 Testing

10:30 Tri-Hull Testing

11:00 Formula Lights Testing

11am-5pm Beer pouring.

11:30-12:00 Break, Heli Refueling/ Kid’s Cheerleading Exhibition/ National Anthem

12:00 Formula 1 - Heat #3 - 10 laps

12:45 Tri-Hull - Heat #4 - 7 laps

1:15 Formula Lights - Final - 30 laps

2:15-2:45 Break, Heli Refueling

2:45 Tri-Hull - Final - 20 laps

3:15 Formula 1 - Final - 30 laps

3:30 Awards Presentation

4:00-4:30 Aerial Concluding Survey

5pm-7pm  Race course and perimeter buoys removed from water, Boat Show space move

out, Vendor Booth space move out, Antique boat space move out.

5pm Awards presentation.

6pm-9pm Pit area move out, Remove sound system.

Monday, May 1, 2017

8am-10am Remove Portable sanitary facilities and hand wash stations and Docks

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Boca Ciega Bay offers a variety of boaters’ destinations, special habitats, and  spectacular natural resources. The bay is located on the north side of the mouth of Tampa Bay and is bordered by the cities of St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Gulfport, Seminole, and Madeira Beach. Waterways emptying into Boca Ciega Bay include Lake Seminole (through Long Bayou), Cross Bayou, Bear Creek, Clam Bayou, and Frenchman’s Creek.