54th Annual Bayfair on Mission Bay

Bayfair features three days of nonstop boat racing, a kids’ zone and festivities on Mission Bay. More than 700 RVs will take over Mission Bay Park, a rare opportunity to stay overnight in the park.

Wrapping up its season in San Diego, H1 Unlimited hydroplanes that draws fans from around the world to the shores of Mission Bay. Last year’s Bill Muncey Cup champion Andrew Tate is looking to defend his crown. Tate is coming off victories in Seattle and the Gold Cup in Detroit. Looking to stop the momentum is Miss HomeStreet driver Jimmy Shane, who has won the past three national high points championships. Shane, a three-time Bill Muncey Cup champion, is a fan favorite in San Diego.

Fans will also love the big piston-powered boats from Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes as they’ll race throughout the weekend. The piston-powered hydroplanes are a smaller sibling to the H1 Unlimited hydroplanes but still top 150 mph on the water. Fans will be familiar with most of the drivers, who have also raced on the H1 Unlimited circuit.

Rounding out the on-water entertainment are several classes of amateur racing from the American Power Boat Association. The grass-roots racers will compete off East Vacation Island.

Thunderboats Inc. is a nonprofit organization to promote powerboat racing in San Diego and tourism in the beach area. Bayfair is funded in part by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District Corporation with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment

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