Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Schedule

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta will be celebrating its 41st anniversary on August 3-5, which will include three fun-filled days of NGK F1Powerboat Championship races, national music acts, free family activities and familiar fan favorites.

In addition, this year’s event will spotlight the Regatta’s long-time support of local programs dedicated to protecting and enhancing our region’s waterways.

Their long history of powerboat racing began with the 1982 Pittsburgh Regatta which was the first racing venue in the United States for Formula One Power Boats.

British driver Roger Jenkins out dueled Italian legend Renato Molinari for the first ever Three Rivers Regatta Trophy.

This event will be the fourth stop on the 2018 NGK Spark Plugs F1 Powerboat Championship featuring the Formula 1 and Formula Light boat categories.

Racing action will be conducted by S.P.O.R.T. (Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour) sanctioned by the APBA (American Powerboat Association) in cooperation with LionHeart Events Group.

We will be kicking off the weekend’s activities Friday morning August 3rd by setting up our pit areas followed by a driver’s meeting and testing.

Saturday August 4th with  qualifying followed by racing action concluding Sunday evening August 5th with the awards presentation immediately following the Formula 1 final.

Launching the boats will be done by the ramp adjacent to the hot pit area.

Fuel will be a designated “Fuel Station of the Day” No High Octane fuel will be available at the race site. Teams are required to supply their own if needed.

Refueling will be done in the Hot Pit Area Only!

Friday August 3, 2018

11:00 Driver’s Meeting

12:00 Formula 1 Testing

1:00 Formula Lights Testing

2:00-2:30 River Open to Public

3:00 Formula 1 Testing

4:00 Formula Lights Testing

*Note: 12-5pm River is ours

Saturday August 4, 2018

11:00 Driver’s Meeting

12:00 Formula Lights Qualifying

1:00 Formula 1 Qualifying

2:00-2:30 River Open to Public

2:30 Formula Lights – Heat 1

3:00 Formula 1 – Heat 1

3:30 Formula Lights – Heat 2 – Reverse order of Points

4:00 Formula 1 – Heat 2 – Reverse order of Points

*Note: 12-5pm River is ours

Sunday August 5, 2018

3:00 Driver’s Meeting

5:30 Formula 1 – Heat 3 – Reverse order of cumulative points

6:00 Formula Lights Final

7:00 Formula 1 Final

*Note 5pm till finished River is ours


Hotel Information: 

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Mcknight Rd

                      4575 McKight Rd.

                      Pittsburgh, Pa. 15237

Phone #:1-412-939-3200

Reference: Power Boat Drivers or the group code PBD

The easiest way to secure a reservation will be through the booking link below where the code is pre-populated:

Booking Link: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=PITMKHX&spec_plan=CHHPBD&arrival=20180801&departure=20180807&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Please inform the drivers the Regatta Reservation Cutoff date is Tuesday July 30, 2018.

Group Rate: $102 + tax/night

Cold Pits: Parking lot on the river side of the

                     Cardello Building

                     701 North Point Dr.

                     Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233