APBA stands for the AMERICAN POWER BOAT ASSOCIATION. It is a national sportsmenís organization devoted solely to competitive power boat racing of all kinds. Founded in 1903, the Association is closely connected with the development of American marine engine technology and achievement in both inboard and outboard power fields.

What is a "Sanctioned Race"?

An APBA sanctioned race is a competitive power boat race run under the APBA racing rules and safety requirements that apply to the particular class of boats in the event.

All drivers in a sanctioned race must be APBA members. Before granting a sanction, APBA ensures all elements necessary to good boat racing are present, including determination of race courses for national and world records.