Welcome race fans, teams and sponsors to the 40th Annual RWO Offshore World Championships presented by Cigarette Racing. The epic week-long offshore powerboat racing event is almost upon us. The event that begins Sunday, November 7th, starts with the world’s fastest boat parade. Teams from around the world will kick off the week-long event with a 4 o’clock parade down Duval Street.
The hotels are sold out, the restaurants are booked and fans and teams are excited for a return to powerboat racing since the previous cancelation of the 2020 event. If you haven’t had a chance to purchase your VIP tickets, take a minute and purchase your tickets here online. Outer mole VIP hospitality is a two-day experience, Friday and Sunday, to watch the exciting offshore powerboat racing.
This year will bring more boats than Key West has seen in over 12 years. We are very excited to showcase the world’s best offshore powerboat race teams and get a chance to get all our fans and teams back to Key West to experience this worldwide event. This year for the first time since 1997, five classes have the opportunity to earn a UIM World Championship title along with the Race World Offshore World Championship title. It’s going to be an exciting event and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Please visit us online for our weeklong schedule, events and parties.
This year the Friday night block party has been expanded, not only further on Duval Street, but it is also on Green Street from Sloppy Joes to Simonton Street. We have extended the Duval Street Party for a better experience and to spread out all these great race teams across the city blocks of Key West. For the second time, Race World Offshore will be crowing race winners Wednesday, November 10th, Friday, November 12th, and crowning the World Champion Sunday, November 14th.
During each race on Wednesday, race teams will get the chance to win checkered flags and trophies for what is now the Second Annual Truman Waterfront Cup race event. Teams will compete on Friday, for another second annual event, dubbed The Southernmost Continental Champion. Teams will have the opportunity to come straight off the racecourse onto the outer mole and onto the podiums. Sunday, November 14th, teams will have accumulated points from Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday’s races to ultimately have the opportunity to be crowned the Race World Offshore World Champion!