Fat Chance Too, driven by Andrew Tate of Canton, Mich., had limited damage after a fire started in the engine compartment during a Grand Prix qualifying race at the fifth annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta in Florida. All photos by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix
Between deck-to-deck races, thunderous engine sounds and even a fire, last weekend’s Stuart Sailfish Regatta in Florida featured two days of action-packed competition that definitely entertained the large crowds lined up along the Stuart Causeway. Shoot 2 Thrill Pix ace photographer Pete Boden was on hand to capture the excitement, including the image above of the Fat Chance Too hydroplane on fire during one of the Grand Prix qualifying races on Sunday morning.
Other than the fire, the racing, which was sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association, went smooth and the weather was ideal for the fifth annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta that included a variety of inboard and outboard racing from Grand Prix hydroplanes and SuperStocks to Jersey Skiffs and tunnel boats.
Check out the slideshow above for more images of the Stuart Sailfish Regatta.
The races that were held on a 1.1-mile oval course on the northern side of the bridge, which was closed to traffic to create a stadium experience, were accompanied by live music, kid zones, a swimsuit contest and the awesome spectator viewing area on top of the bridge.