How To Plan A Speed Boat Race
Learning how to plan a speed boat race can add some action and fun to your summer! Nothing is more fun than hitting the water in your top-notch speed boat and racing your buddies. Planning a speed boat race is easy to do with a little patience and time. Just remember, when it comes to speed boats and racing them, its safety first! If you think you’re up to the task, than take a look at this list of items you’ll need to plan your very own speed race.
To plan your very own speed boat race, you’ll need the following items:
- Lake map
- Local lake
- Consult the authorities. Before hitting the lake, the first part of planning your own speed boat race is finding out where you can do race at. Contact the people in-charge of your lake and ask them if they allow speed boat races on their lake. Make sure that the boats, motors, etc. are legally allowed by the lake’s ordinances. If you run into any issues during this part of your speed boat race planning, you can always choose to change lakes or change equipment. Just because your dream lake won’t allow speed boat races, it doesn’t mean the second choice won’t!
- Check out the lake. Once you’ve found your lake, you’ll need to make sure it’s in excellent racing condition. This means that you’ll need to make sure that the potential racing area is free of any logs, rocks, sandbars, or shallow areas which would obstruct your speed boat race. The best way to check for obstructions is to take test runs with your boat. Make sure that you bring along a lake map with you for your test runs. Don’t attempt going full-speed during these test runs and be careful! If you do find any obstacles, make sure to mark them down on your map.
- Set up the lake. The final step to constructing your plans for a speed boat race will be marking the lake with buoys. Since your lake allows speed boat races, the management of this lake may be able to provide you with buoys for your speed boat racing. Use your buoys to mark dangerous areas or places on the lake that wouldn’t be safe for racing in, such as coves or shorelines. Also, make sure that you leave enough area to safely slow your boat down after crossing the finish line!
Tip: If the lake that you’re planning your speed boat race on will still allow fishing during the times that you’ll be racing, than make sure to thoroughly plan for this. Some lakes will shutdown the lake while you’re racing, while others may allow fisherman to still inhabit the lake. One way to get around this problem is to plan your speed boat race during times that will be less-busy, such as weekdays. Make sure that you work closely with the people in-charge of the lake, and don’t leave any spare buoys in the water after your race! Once you’ve thought of everything, you’ll have your own set of speed boat racing plans! Get on the water and make some waves!