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The Orange Cup Regatta at Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland [Free]
October 16 - October 17
This American Power Boat Association event features more than a dozen different classes of race boats, which will be competing to score points for the season.
The largest entries, the Grand National Hydroplanes, run first. Known as “the quake on the lake,” they reach speeds close to 150 mph. But not to be missed are the smaller classes of racers, such as the Jersey Skiffs, that often spend as much time in the air as they do in the water.
The event starts at 10am daily, and runs until dusk, weather permitting. Practice rounds will also take place Friday, Oct. 15, starting at noon.