For spectators who have the need for speed, the American Power Boat Association offers a driving class.
“We teach them all about land instruction and then we get them out in the boat and give them a ride,” said Dave Deck, APBA driving school instructor.
Sean Haines and his son Brenan of Lock Haven have been coming to the regatta for years.
“It’s always been a childhood dream to try and race, and this year he brought it up to me, let’s go racing. We’re doing it,” Brenan said.
“I just learned about this a year ago. A friend of mine was going to do it. He didn’t do it and I said I’m going to do it next year and got my son excited about it. Wife is not too excited but we’re doing it,” Sean said.
The class costs $50. Drivers get to take laps on the water and even race an instructor.