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    OPA Race in the Barnegat Bay

    Just got back from a meeting. Looks like a good chance for this thing to happen first week of June 2015. Right by Tices between Waters Edge and The Cove. I know its a long time away and its still a maybe but I'm excited for it. They're calling it a Seaside Race so that's where all the action is going to be but if you wanna see the race you'll have to have a ski, boat, or drive all the way around to those bars.

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    This may be a stupid question but which side of the bay will it be on? By Waters Edge/Cove, or by Tices? I doubt the EPA will be on board anything on that side of the bay. Cedar Creek or on the north side of Berkley Island Park would make more sense, especially for spectators. Hope this happens either way

    My bad, thought this was jet ski racing, then I checked your link. Still, Berkley Island would be the place to watch. It's been a few years since they had any offshore boats racing in the bay. Barnegat Bay has gotten way too crowded.

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    It's gonna be early in the season and offshore courses are miles long. The plan is to have a turn right by the cove bar and one by waters edge. It's going to stick out into the by like a long triangle. Should give tices and seaside a decent view

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    cant believe the EPA is still blaming skis for the pollution...yet these water front homes can fertilize the the hell out of their grass and let the run off right into the bay...

    Good to hear this might be on happening again...too bad not this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    It's gonna be early in the season and offshore courses are miles long. The plan is to have a turn right by the cove bar and one by waters edge. It's going to stick out into the by like a long triangle. Should give tices and seaside a decent view
    The biggest problem is the lack of awareness. Now with social media it shouldn't be too bad. Back in the mid 90s my father and I were on perimeter security for a race. We were in the USCG Auxillary as a patrol boat and had an enlisted guy from station barnegat on the boat with us. You couldn't imagine how many knuckleheads were trying to run through the race course from cedar creek/bayville, and toms river, trying to get to Tices. Our job was to run them down and make them stay clear and go around. I'm feeling really old now writing this. There were no smart phones or Facebook back then so hardly anyone even knew that there was a race that day. If they promote the race well it should be ok, still though no matter how much is done there will still be some BENNYS trying to drive through. I do hope this race happens, it's been a while since I've seen some bigger boats racing and I'm sure my son would love it.

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    Awesome news!

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    I'll keep details to a min to avoid possible disappointment but if everything happens that they want to do, its gonna be a great weekend for race fans in seaside.

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    http://www.oparacing.org/schedule.html
    it's official. Summer is coming fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    http://www.oparacing.org/schedule.html
    it's official. Summer is coming fast
    Bad ass

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    AWESOME!

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