DVORA's Lock Haven Labor Day Regatta wins APBA's Race Site of the Year
Updated: Jan 29, 2020
We're proud to announce that our Labor Day Lock Haven, PA race has won the American Power Boat Associations's race site of the year. The award was announced at the National Meeting in Seattle, WA during the awards banquet January 25.
Special thanks go to many people who make this race possible and to everyone who attends every year. So many our of club members volunteer their time, effort and money to make this race happen every year. In addition our strong relationship with the Lock Haven area Jaycees makes this race possible. They're responsible for working behind the scenes to make the rest of the event around the racing happen. In addition, they make sure we have access to a first class pit area, great rescue team and handle everything else that comes up over the course of the weekend.
DuWayne Kunes, Jaycees acting treasurer initinal reaction to the honor was "You gotta regatta!” Kunes said the the local regatta – due to the large number of competitors – has been the largest race of its kind in the United States the last three years running. He expects that to be the case this summer. But the Regatta is more than just racing, he said.
Live entertainment, arts and crafts, rides and food .. they all make it work so well,” he said.
2020 marks the local Regatta’s 50th anniversary. Kunes said the Jaycees are planning some special events, but sure could use more members and volunteers. “We have to get more and new members,” he emphasized.
DVORA is already working to make the 2020 event a success. It'll be the 50th anniversary of the Jaycees partnership and we have some special events planned; most notable is the Roll Up Cup, the Dash for the Cash and participation from International Drivers.