Approaching your first drag boat race


Drag boat racing, for the uninitiated, is an acceleration race over a measured quarter mile straightaway on water between two high-performance race boats.  They use a slight moving start, implemented as a safety precaution, since it’s difficult for a boat driver to determine if the boat will launch straight from a standing start.  These boats […]

Drag boat racing: the basics

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Boat racing is nothing new, as it has existed in various forms — including rowing and dragon boat racing — for a very long time. However, drag boat racing occasionally falls between the cracks in terms of well-known styles of boat racing. If you are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of drag boat racing, here is […]