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Racer Registration Info


Three ways to register early:

After reading the information in this section,

1 - Click on the link at the bottom of this section to fill out and sign your packet easily online using jotform.

2 - request a packet to be emailed to you by clicking the email link at the bottom of this section.

3 - scroll down to each section, click to download each section, fill out each page completely, scan and email to the link at the bottom of this page, or mail to PO Box 738 Wrangell, AK 99929.

Payment can be made on race day.  You can enter as many categories as your boat is eligible for with a single fee.  Note, fee is per person, so co-pilots also pay a fee.

$5,000.00 Total Prize Money


1st $1,200.00

2nd $900.00

3rd $650.00

4th $350.00

5th $250.00


1st $850.00

2nd $500.00

3rd $300.00

2022 times:

Boat Checks at 2pm

Racer Sign-up after check

Safety Meeting at 3:30

Races Start at 4:30

Awards Ceremony to follow

2022 Order of Events:


Rooster Showing


Awards Ceremony

4th of July Boat Races Information:

IMPORTANT, ALL PARTIES MUST SIGN FORMS 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.

After the forms below, there are also race maps for each category for you to save or print.  Please read the description of the course to prepare for race day.

FEE: There is a DISCOUNTED FEE of $50.00 for all racers who sign up BY JUNE 30.  After June 30, there is a fee of $80.00 for each Racer and Co-pilot which helps pay your APBA membership fee of $100.00 (SRRR pays the difference) and makes you eligible to enter all events.  Example, a single racer pays 80.00, and a racer with a co-pilot pays 160.00.  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

Racer forms need to be read, understood, and signed prior to registration by racers, co-pilots, and boat owners.  To save yourself time on race day, and if you are not pre-registering, all forms that are online should be printed out, filled out before registration, and brought with you to Sign-Up after your boat is checked off at 2:00 on the 4th of July at City Dock.  Please keep a copy for yourself to refer back to.  The race courses are yours to keep, they do not need to be turned in.  You will sign waivers and fill out the APBA Club Application at Sign-up whether you sign up early or not.

Boat Checks at 2pm are mandatory and must be completed by 2:30 at the latest.  Please check your boats personally ahead of time to decrease the possibility of not being able to pass on race day.

Safety Meeting starts at 3:30 promptly: Racers, co-pilots, and volunteers must all attend.  Racers may not race unless attending the meeting.  Please show up at 3:25.

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.

A boat may still win prize money even if they are the only boat racing in a category, but must run the course and  cross the finish line to qualify for prize money. 

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.

Thanks!  SRRR Club Board

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2022 Boater Safety Rules

Required, Please read thoroughly and fill out completely.

Boater Safety Rules                                                                                             Updated 4.26.22

Maximum boat speed must 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 may wear any type flotation.

  • Any loose objects removed or secured (seats also secured).  No loose objects in the boat.

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • If equipped with bow rope, length must not reach the prop/jet

  • Tether secured to driver (not around wrist)

  • Battery box

  • Hull intact

  • 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.

  • Boats which cross over into another boat’s path or lane will be automatically disqualified

  • Boats which run on the inside of the inner boundary buoys located on the dock side will be automatically disqualified.

  • All racers must be wearing a wristband issued to them by an official the day of the races indicating they have filled out all required paperwork.

Driver Responsibility

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 and Co-pilots will not use drugs or drink alcohol during the races.  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.  I will adhere to all Safety rules and restrictions:

_________________________________   _________________________________   ________________

            Full Printed Name                                           Signature                                     Date

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2022 Racer Profile

Required sections of this page are marked with an asterisk* & highlighted on the downloaded document

Racer Profile, Wrangell 4th of July Boat Races       Vest number_______   updated 8/5/22

*(asterisk sections required)  *Check all that apply*   O Unlimited    O Limited    O Roster Tail 

*Name:___________________________ AKA (racing name?):___________________________

*Engine Yr/Horsepower/Make:____________________*Top Speed:______ *Boat Length:_____

*Boat Year & Type:____________________________ *Boat Color:________________________

Racer Age and Year Born :______/______________


Boat Name:___________________________________________________________________

Boat previous owners?___________________________________________________________

What got you into racing?_________________________________________________________


Racer experience with racing, how long, and what races?_______________________________


Racer Awards?_________________________________________________________________

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:_____________________________________________________


Please turn over and use the other side if you need more room for any of the questions.   

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2022 Signals

Required, Please read thoroughly and fill out completely.

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.

Green Flag:

Start of the race

Checkered Flag:

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

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Unlimited & Limited

Unlimited (any horsepower up to 99 MPH on course) &  Limited

Jet Slalom Buoys will be removed before these races start if present.  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 or will be disqualified from all races.  Boats will not cross into another boat’s path or will be disqualified.  Boats will return to the pit, on step, at a safe speed, on the course to the breakwater.  Safety  boats will direct them back into the harbor. Notes: Boundary Buoys are numbered in red, 10-15.  Track and boundary buoys will be of different color.  No unofficial traffic allowed during races.  Harbor Department will direct traffic to other harbors, or will direct them in between heats, and safety boats will monitor activity.  All spectator boats must remain on the outside of #10-12 boundary buoys, these are positioned at least 360 feet away from City Dock.   Safety boats will stop unofficial traffic.

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2021 Gary Allen Sr. Rooster Tail Showing

"Gary Allen Sr.” Rooster Tail Showing

This is a showing and not a competition, so no award or prize will be given.

Boats will run individually.  The 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.  It is the entrant’s choice to throw another rooster tail back to the breakwater.  Boats must stay on the course.  Boats should be out from the dock far enough so that the fans can see.  Fans have had a hard time seeing when boats are too close too the inner boundary buoys.  Boats MUST stay to the outside of inner boundary buoys 13—15 or will be disqualified from all races. 

Notes: Boundary Buoys are numbered in red, 10-15.  Track and boundary buoys will be of different color.  No unofficial traffic allowed during races.  Harbor Department will direct traffic to other harbors, or will direct them in between heats, and safety boats will monitor activity.  All spectator boats must remain on the outside of #10-12 boundary buoys, these are positioned at least 360 feet away from City Dock.   Safety boats will stop unofficial traffic.

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