Hydros for Heroes is a sanctioned event of the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Region 10. Region 10 consists of all Power Boat Clubs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Utah.
Region 10 Clubs Expected to Participate:
Seattle Drag & Ski - Inboard (Conducting Club of Race)
Seattle Inboard Racing Assoc. - Inboard
Tacoma Inboard Racing Assoc. - Inboard
Northwest Outboard Marathon Assoc. - Outboard Performance Craft
Seattle Outboard Assoc. - Stock Outboard
Seafair - Unlimited
Tri-City Water Follies Assoc. - Unlimited
About the APBA
The APBA is the US governing body for power boat racing as authorized by the Union Internationale Montonautique (UIM).
What does this mean?
This means the APBA and its members have a few things no other power boat racing organization in the United States has...
As technology progresses, boats become faster, easier to handle, and safer. This means that the US, North American, and World Records are being set yearly. If you are not a member of the APBA or racing in an APBA sanctioned event, the record is not recognized nationally or internationally.
One of the most difficult things about putting on a race is the insurance. The racing industry as a whole is high speed, hight risk and high reward. That said, the APBA has found the best insurance provider in the industry and has secured instance with people who KNOW boat racing.
The APBA sanctions more than 150 races nationwide every year. This provides a plethora of races for racers to earn points so they can earn a championship.
The APBA has thousands of members nationwide which means more competition at races.
The APBA is the only way to win a National, North American or World Championship. To win a World Championship, you must be registered with the UIM and your National Authority (APBA in the US).