2021 Racer Information
Information left on this page for Informational purposes only. 2022 Information TBA
Fill out the forms and bring them to the races to save time at Sign-up. Click on the button at the bottom of each section to download the forms, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a packet by email.
ALL PARTIES MUST BE PRESENT AT RACER SIGN-UP, including Racers, Co-Pilots, and Boat Owners. The first four forms below are required for each to participate. There are also required SRRR waiver, APBA waiver, and Event Forms which each racer, boat owner, and co-pilot will need to fill out the day of the races.
Below the forms are race maps for each category.
4th of July Boat Races Information:
FEE: There is a fee of $80.00 for each Racer and Co-pilot which helps pay for your APBA membership and makes you eligible to enter all events. Examples; a single racer pays 80.00, and a racer with a co-pilot pays 160.00. With the Single fee, you are eligible to enter as many races as you qualify for on the day of the races. All Racers are encouraged to find Sponsors to cover the fee. Please list your sponsor on your paperwork so we can announce them at the races.
2021 Race Categories and Prize Money Amounts (in order) (4,900.00 total):
Todd Harding Jet Slalom - 1st $500.00, 2nd $300.00
Limited – 1st $750.00, 2nd 400.00
Unlimited – 1st $1,000.00, 2nd $700.00, 3rd $450.00, 4th $250.00, 5th 150.00
Gary Allen Sr. Rooster Tail - $400.00 chosen by crowd
A Glasply 5.5 special trophy will be given to the top finisher.
Racer packet needs to be read, understood, and signed prior to registration by racers, co-pilots, and boat owners. All forms that are online should be printed out, filled out before registration, and brought with you to Sign-up at 2:30 on the 4th of July at City Dock. The race courses are yours to keep, they do not need to be returned. You will sign waivers and fill out the APBA Club Application at Sign-up.
Safety Meeting: Racers, co-pilots, and volunteers must all attend at 3:30 pm.
Racers and optional co-pilots must be 18 years of age or older to race.
Boat owners must also sign paperwork if someone else is racing their boat.
Racers and co-pilots must have a blood alcohol level of 0.0 and will be tested prior to racing after the Safety Meeting in the pit at the Harbor Float Plane Dock. After testing, racers should not leave the pit and race course. If they do, they will need to retest before continuing.
Boats must finish the race to qualify for prize money.
A boat may win prize money if they are the only boat racing in a category.
Categories with 3 or fewer boats will receive first and second place prize money only, unless the committee votes otherwise.
Limited classes may be split according to sizes of engines that register the day of the race depending on number of entrants. Prize money will also be split or raised depending on budget. This will be decided with a vote of racing parties and committee.
The race committee has the right to alter and/or remove any categories or prizes if needed. All changes will be posted on this webpage and/or made known to racers the day of the races if changes need to be made last minute. By entering the races, it is understood racers have all read and understand all rules, including information on this site.
Sign up will be on July 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm, and the required safety meeting will be at 3:30 pm, both at City Dock. Races start at 4:30.
Thanks! SRRR Club Board
2021 Boater Safety Rules
Boater Safety Rules Updated 6.16.21
Maximum boat speed shall be less than 100 MPH on the course. Racing Boats will be between the lengths of 10 and 40 feet (over 115 HP must be 15’ and over) and be equipped with the following or will not race. Safety boats will have the same equipment except helmets, and wear any type flotation.
Any loose objects removed or secured (seats also secured). No loose objects in the boat.
If equipped with bow rope, length must not reach the prop/jet
Tether secured to driver (not around wrist)
A fitting lifejacket of all persons in the boat. It is suggested that life jackets have leg straps or thigh skins, extraction loops on shoulders, and skid collar, but these features are not mandatory. Every driver shall demonstrate that his life jacket will function properly when requested by the referee
Helmet of every person in the boat: It is suggested that the upper fifty percent (50%) of the helmet be a single bright color. Half and ¾ helmets should not be worn. If helmets are not equipped with a full or half face shield, goggles or ANSI/OSHA approved safety glasses with restraint straps should be worn but are not mandatory.
Means to bail boat (working bilge pump, hand pump, bucket, or other)
Steering in good working condition
Functional reverse if equipped
Boats should be Coast Guard compliant – this is driver responsibility. Safety crews are not responsible for checking compliance, but drivers will be on notice they may not be able to race if law enforcement instructs them to park their boat until compliant. The USCG will be on site.
Racers and pit crew will wear closed footwear
No participant may enter with a splint, neck brace, or similar medical devices unless cleared by a doctor to race.
After crossing the finish line, a boat shall not interfere with any boat still in the race so as to affect the time of such boat at the finish.
It is the responsibility of the driver to make sure his/her boat is in good working condition and has all required safety equipment. Racers will read, understand, and sign safety rules and liability waiver. A breathalyzer will be administered before racing, and racers may not enter the races with any level of alcohol in their system (level must be 0.0). Drivers and co-pilots certify they have not been under the influence of alcohol or drugs from midnight before the day of the race until cleared through inspection by signing below. Drivers will do their best to race in a safe manner and are aware there are other racers on the course and safety boats nearby. It is suggested that each racer log several hours of practice time in an open area with no other boats around before entering races. Drivers must follow Race Directors instructions at all times. Drivers understand that even if they pass all requirements, safety crew may be able to disqualify them if they feel there are any other unsafe issues with the boat, driver, or co-pilot. Drivers will alert and make race personnel aware of any dangerous conditions or behavior of others. Drivers will be made aware of safety signals, and if there is a stoppage of races, they must safely exit the course, as described in the racer’s packet. Safety Crew may or may not perform a full boat check, but if one is, the boat, driver, and co-pilot must meet all requirements or be disqualified. It is compulsory that the contestant(s) of each boat attend a Drivers’ Safety Meeting. The Referee must verify the presence of each contestant. In case the contestant(s) cannot attend the Drivers’Meeting as scheduled because of very extenuating circumstances, it shall be the privilege of the Referee to permit the contestant(s) to be excused and have a private meeting. Contestant(s) may possibly be subject to other penalties as per category rules for failing to attend the Drivers’ Safety Meeting.
Boaters are reminded that although the safety crew will have cleared the course of any debris, be aware there may be hidden objects floating below the surface of the water. Also be aware of weather conditions such as wind or rain, water turbulence, and wildlife. It is up to the discretion of the safety crew to cancel, postpone, or reschedule any or all races due to unsafe conditions. Safety crew has the right to add or amend any rule as they see fit. Racers will be notified of any changes before races.
I have read and understand the Safety Rules and have received a copy:
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Full Printed Name Signature Date
2021 Racer Profile
Racer Profile, Wrangell 4th of July Boat Races Vest number_______ updated 6/3/21
*Check all that apply* O Unlimited O Limited O Jet Slalom O Roster Tail O 5.5/deep V
Name:___________________________ AKA (racing name?):____________________________
Horsepower:________Top Speed:_________ Boat Length:______________________________
Boat Type:____________________________ Boat Color:______________________________
Racer Age:____________________________ Boat Age:_______________________________
Boat previous owners?___________________________________________________________
What got you into racing?_________________________________________________________
Racer experience with racing, how long, and what races?_______________________________
Co- Pilot Racing History?_________________________________________________________
Family Racing History?___________________________________________________________
Boat Racing History?_____________________________________________________________
Interesting facts about boat (where it was purchased, recent problems or upgrades, etc.)?_____
Interesting facts about racer?______________________________________________________
Interesting facts about co-pilot?___________________________________________________
Cell Phone or home number:______________________________________________________
Email:_________________________________________Box# / Zip code_________/_________
Please turn over and use the other side if you need more room for any of the questions.
Signals Updated 2021
Red Flag, 3 sets of 3 blasts from air horn, and safety word “Freeze” three times:
In the event of an accident, safety personnel will stop the race by way of VHF radio announcing safety word “Freeze” three times in a row, visual signaling with Red stop flags, and audible sounds with three sets of three continual blasts of an air horn (blast blast blast, pause, blast blast blast, pause, blast blast blast). In the safest manner possible, all racers will slow down and exit the course. Safety boats will respond to the boater in need of attention with First Aid supplies and EMS Personnel. Safety crew will assist and escort EMS with any patients to the Ambulance which will be on stand-by. Safety crew will clear any debris and resume racing after making sure the course is intact and safety supplies replenished. All Safety personnel will communicate when it is safe to proceed, and the announcer will notify the fans. The main safety boat will re-start the race with a green flag.
Start of the race
End of heat
The Safety Crew reserves the right to disqualify any racer from participating, or pull any boat out of the races if they feel the driver or equipment may be hazardous, and the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule the races due to unsafe conditions or other reasons.
I have read and understand the Signals and have received a copy:
_________________________________ _________________________________ ________________
Full Printed Name Signature Date
2021 Unlimited, Limited, and 5.5 Glasply Special
Unlimited (any horsepower up to 99 MPH on course), Limited, and 5.5 Glasply Special
Jet Slalom Buoys will be removed before these races start. Two boats will run head to head. Jets are ok to race against props on the straight line course. The order on the first bracket will be picked by boat type at random by booth officials. Boats will use a rolling start, beginning in the harbor. The Start Boat will raise a green flag to signal the start at or around the Breakwater marked “START” on map. Run is a single straight line to the Finish. The end of the race is in line with the finish buoy and the dolphin off the North side of City Dock marked “FINISH” on the map. The number of boats will determine the number of heats. This may be a single or double elimination race, depending on number of entrants. Boats MUST stay to the outside of inner boundary buoys 13-15. Boats will return to the pit, on step, straight back on the course to the breakwater. Safety boats will direct them back into the harbor.
There will be a special trophy for the fastest 5.5 Glasply.
Todd E Harding Jet Slalom
2021 “Todd E. Harding” Jet Boat Slalom
Boats will race individually and will be timed. Start line is outside of Breakwater. Racers will run individually in a straight line to round the last Slalom buoy on the course, then zig zag back through buoys. Time will start when the nose of the boat is in-line with the first Slalom Buoy, and will stop after the nose of the boat has crossed the same buoy (see map). Boats with the fastest times will be awarded places. Racers are disqualified for running over buoys (ok to touch buoys with side of boat). No extra run will be given (no second chance). Boats MUST stay to the outside of inner boundary buoys 13—15.
2021 Gary Allen Sr. Rooster Tail Competition
2021 “Gary Allen Sr.” Rooster Tail Competition
Boats will run individually or paired. Start line is anywhere between the breakwater and the South end of City Dock. Start at the green flag, throw the rooster tail of your choice, and end before or at the Finish Buoy in-line with the lone dolphin. Winner will be chosen by crowd response. Boats MUST stay to the outside of inner boundary buoys 13—15.