OPA Nationals & Worlds to be held in Solomons
OPA Nationals & Worlds to be held in Solomons, Maryland!
OPA Racing is proud to announce that the OPA Worlds will take place October 2nd-5th, in the lovely Chesapeake Bay region in Solomons, Maryland. Many of you are familiar with the site as it has hosted the OPA National Championship Race since 2010. The National Championship date has been moved from September to October to accommodate this joint venture.
The National Championship race will be held on Saturday October 4th. This race will be the finale of the OPA National Race Series and determine the National Champion in each class at the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix.
The World Championships will be a culmination of points from the Saturday race and conclude on Sunday. Both days of racing will be full length races with full points awarded for each day.
The Solomons Offshore Grand Prix is not like any other race. It is the culmination of the season long grind where some teams can put the cherry on top or those not too far behind can pull an upset and be crowned the
2014 OPA Racing National Champion.
Race-2-Give Means Helping Those Less FortunateSeptember 16, 2014
Solomons, MD / Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - High-powered, super-fast race boats and local food banks may not seem like a natural combination, but during the first weekend in October, they are a perfect match! That’s when the world of Offshore Racing shifts its focus to Southern Maryland for the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix.
Not only will the racers be thrilling the crowds with their racing prowess that weekend, they will also help restock local food banks with much needed food supplies as part of the “Race-2-Give” Food Drive.
Jamie McCarthy has a natural spunky enthusiasm that serves her well as head cheerleader for her husband’s race team. The mother of four active children, Jamie relies on her Christian faith to help her balance the demands of her family and career with her devotion to her husband Charlie’s passion – Offshore Powerboat Racing.
The combination of these things sparked an idea one day. When thinking about the food bank sponsored by her church, McCarthy realized the awesome opportunity that existed to incorporate a food drive into the Solomons Offshore Grand Prix and tap into the goodwill generated by the race.