Delaware Valley Outboard Racing Association offers the opportunity to lean about the sport of boat racing and try racing a boat before you buy one. But fair warning, once you try one, you're going to want to buy one!



Drivers can expect to take a ride in a real raceboat at the end of the course. We'll fit you with a boat that is appropriate for your height, weight and age. Students race three laps by themselves and then have a race against the instructor.


Students are fitted with protective pants and a top, a race-specific life jacket and full face helmets. They learn how to safely operate the boat during an on-land instruction class. Everything from the basics, the controls, race strategy and boat design is covered.


Expect to have fun! We start at 9AM and go to about 2PM. We ask that students bring closed toed shoes and clothing they can get wet. Sunscreen, sunglasses, water and a camera are a good idea too.


DVORA Driving School • Lock Haven, PA

This is DVORA's only opportunity to drive a race boat. Our driving school is held annually in Lock Haven, PA on the Friday of the Labor Day weekend. The school starts at 9:00AM and the cost is $50 per student, and includes a DVORA membership and an single-day APBA membership. Often the driving school boat is made available to students on a first come, first serve basis to run in the race that same weekend.


Other Driving Schools

Three Rivers Outboard Association hosts several driving schools in western Pennsylvania.
Driver School Events
• Franklin, PA - May 25, 2020 - Two Mile County Park **Tentative**
• Kittanning, PA - Aug 21, 2020 - Kittanning Riverfront Park **Tentative**


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