Dunkirk, New York

Exciting Offshore Racing on Lake ErieThe city of Dunkirk and Race World Offshore host the 2nd annual Great Lakes Grand Prix. Last year’s race was amazing and the boats are coming back again. Come see the boats on land “the Dry Pits” and see all your favorite boats up close. Meet the teams, drivers and throttlemen and see all the amazing equipment. This year’s parade will be bigger and better to add to the weekend of excitement. Don’t miss it. Come see exciting offshore racing right on Lake Erie.

  • World’s Fastest Boats on Lake Erie
  • Exciting up-close action from shoreline
  • New Dunkirk Pier and amenities
  • Driver and Throttleman Autographs
  • Dunkirk Boat Parade Down Central
  • Boaters welcome from Canada
Event Schedule
Friday, August 16th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
4:30 pm Inspections – Technical & Safety (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
4:40 pm Depart For Parade Route
5:00 pm Start Parade on Central Ave.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Mayor Welcome RWO & Race Teams City Pier
6:30 pm Racer Interviews VIP City Pier
Saturday, August 17th
8:30 am – 9:30 am Team Drivers Meeting – Clarion Hotel Banquet Room
9:00 am – 7:00 pm RWO Race Village Open – Dunkirk City Lot (70 Lake Shore Dr. East)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Open – (At RWO Trailer) Dunkirk City Lot
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Inspections – Technical & Safety (At RWO Trailer)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
11:00 am Cranes & Launch Open
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Official Test Time (Must be cleared through registration)
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Viewing City Pier & Lake Front Blvd from Main St. to Serval St.
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Music on the Pier
Sunday, August 18th
7:30 am – 8:15 am Team Physicals – Clarion Hotel Banquet Room
8:15 am Chapel Service – Reverend Jim Black
8:30 am – 9:00 am Team Drivers Meeting – Clarion Hotel Banquet Room
9:00 am Rescue & Safety Meeting
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fueling (Behind Demetri’s – 9 Lake Shore Dr West)
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Crane & Boat Launch Open – Dunkirk City Pier
11:00 am Viewing – City Pier & Lake Front Blvd from Main St. to Serval St.
12:00 noon Race 1 (CLASSES TBD) Heat 1
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Intermission – Air Performance from Carol Pilon – Wingwalker
2:00 pm Race 2 (CLASSES TBD)
Heat 2 (CLASSES TBD)
4:00 – After conclusion RWO Awards – Dunkirk City Pier
5:00 pm Counterfeit – Music on the Pier