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Date:
September 25, 2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
Bridge opens for spectators about 10 a.m.
Location:

Mill Creek. Spectator space on the bridge.

Address:
East Mercury Boulevard and East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23651
Cost:
Free
Hampton Cup Regatta
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Hampton Cup Regatta

Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Hampton Cup Regatta returns for its 95th running on Sept. 25-26. Racing will begin approximately 11 a.m. each day on Mill Creek, located at the entrance of Fort Monroe from the East Mercury Boulevard Bridge in Hampton. The bridge will open for spectators around 10 a.m. This is the oldest continuously running hydroplane race in America and one of the last remaining races in the country that is free of charge.

This year, the Hampton Cup Regatta is hosting the American Powerboat Association's Eastern Divisional Championships and welcomes some of the fastest watercrafts in the world. With boats as long as 24 ft., and some reaching speeds of 150 mph, these vessels often set both national and world records.  The Grand Prix hydros that can achieve 175 mph will also return. 

The weekend will kick off with an event at Oozlefinch Beers & Blending on Friday, Sept. 24. A multitude of craft beer favorites will be on tap. Music by the Jason Cale Band begins at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks will also be on site.

Souvenir programs, annual limited-edition T-shirts, as well as other collectibles, will be on sale. The car show will also be returning. This year, the children's area will feature games and activities hosted by Calvary Assembly of God and the Fort Monroe YMCA, among others. Pirates from Blackbeard's Crew will be returning to pillage and educate. There will also be ATM machines on the bridge for the duration of the weekend.

Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents or umbrellas for shade.

Admission is free thanks to the generous support by The City of Hampton, the Fort Monroe Authority, the Partnership for a new Phoebus,   Prillaman Crane & Rigging, Old Point National Bank, Auto-Plus Auto Parts, M. Price Distributing, the Baumann Family, Atlantic Communications, Bayport Credit Union, Dodd RV, Waterways Surveys, GJBTV.com, SKY4 TV, Sinclair Communications,  Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, Stuft Restaurant of Phoebus, Frito Lay, Outback Steakhouse of Hampton,  BoatUS, Langley Speedway, Herc Rentals and Hampton Roads Event Rentals.

For more information on the 95th annual Hampton Cup Regatta visit www.hamptoncupregatta.com.