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Hydroplane Racing

Members and friends of the Detroit Yacht Club are engaged supporters of the Unlimited Class Hydroplane Races that occur annually on the Detroit River.  Beginning in 2011, the DYC became the Presenting Sponsor of the event.  Read our current press release for 2012 here!

The APBA Gold Cup, first presented in 1904, is the ultimate motorsport prize, considered the most prestigious powerboat racing trophy in the world. The Gold Cup began its relationship with Detroit more than 100 years ago and it is the oldest annual unlimited hydroplane race in the world.

The Detroit Yacht Club was named the 2011 Site Sponsor of the Year and the APBA Gold Cup in Detroit was named Race Site of the Year by the H1 Unlimited’s Air National Guard Hydroplane Series at its annual meeting held on February 25 in Seattle.

The annual fundraiser is an important event that raises awareness and funds for the continuation of these races.  Again this year, the fundraiser will be held at the historic DYC on Belle Isle.  All are invited.  Click here to see the invitation, and here to see the full information, including ways to get involved.

Donate to the 2012 Auction!

Sign up to be an advertiser - click here

Some of the highlights of the 2012 Fundraiser include:

  • 101 Chance Raffle.  Win $5000  Only 101 tickets sold!

    Shanty Creek condo Summer Golf package

    Shanty Creek condo Winter Ski package

    Several Beautiful Jewelry pieces from Koueiter Jewelers

    Official checkered flag of the 102 Running of the APBA Gold Cup Finish.  Final Heat   Winner keeps flag signed by all drivers

    Official Green Flag - Start of the Final Heat Winner keeps flag signed by all drivers