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Hampton Cup Regatta

September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


North America’s oldest continuously-run hydroplane boat race is back in Hampton for its 97th year!

In 1926, a group of Hampton Yacht Club members decided to have a race to see who had the best navigation skills and which of their boats was the fastest. That spirit of friendly competition endured, and decades later it still serves as the catalyst for one of the most popular competitions in the speedboat racing world. The modern Hampton Cup Regatta attracts vessels and crews from all corners of the U.S. It has seen racing teams from Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is the place where regional and world records have been set.

Come out to enjoy adrenaline-pumping boat racing, food & beer vendors and a car show. Spectating areas are on the Mercury Blvd Bridge that leads to Fort Monroe and the grassy area on Stilwell Drive. Spectator boats are not allowed. We recommend bringing your own seating.

Parking is available on surrounding public streets in Phoebus. There will be plenty of signage identifying “Boat Race Parking.”

Free & open to the public.




September 24, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mercury Blvd Bridge
East Mecury Blvd
Hampton, virginia 23663
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