Wildwoods Hydrofest

Wildwoods Hydrofest

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What is the date for this year event ?
Congratulations to the JS-72 Zakaru team on wining the New Jersey Governor's Cup at Wildwoods Hydrofest! What a great finish to the first year of the EPIC series!
Thanks to all the great people who make this event happen!
I'll be spending my birthday with you all tomorrow!
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see you Saturday :0)
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So looking forward to this weekend The Wildwoods....
My boys and I love to watch the Hydro boats
Page looks great, like all the color, see you at Wildwood.
we can't wait to come on down and have some flat bottom hydro and Skiff FUN with all of our friends at Wildwoods Hydrofest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will the H-350 class will be invited to join the fun ?
Thank you again Ann and the entire team of Wildwood Hydrofest!! You put on a great race and thank you to the Bayview for allowing us to be sheltered in the facility on Sunday. It made the awards that much more enjoyable!!!!!
GOOD LUCK ANN,Have a Great Race

Exciting powerboat racing in Wildwood Crest, NJ, sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association. Festival event includes boat racing--hydroplanes and flatbottoms--80 to 140 mph, and a Marketplace with vendors.

Operating as usual

10/06/2015

On Sunday, October 4, the Committee hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for all the staff and volunteers that helped to make the Wildwoods Hydrofest the great event that it was.

It was an emotional time for many volunteers, but the focus was to celebrate the 2001 to 2014 years of the event. A fabulous luncheon was provided by Duffinetti's Restaurant; 74 people attended. Every volunteer received a commemorative mug to have something special as a reminder of the grand event Wildwoods Hydrofest became.

To all the volunteers and staff, Ann and John Fitzgerald say thank you for your dedication and enthusiasm. The event was blessed with a fantastic group of people that made the Hydrofest the best it could be.

09/03/2015

For many months, the Wildwoods Hydrofest Committee has been awaiting the completion of the reconfiguration of the streets and parks in Wildwood Crest along Sunset Lake bay area. The Committee has been evaluating the impact on the event, particularly a concern for the pit requirements for the event. Before a final evaluation of the area could be made, it has been necessary to wait for the completion of the work which included reconfiguration and narrowing of New Jersey and Bay View Avenues, installation of a bike path, and renovation of surrounding public areas.

The work has been completed and the Hydrofest Committee has determined that the change­s along Sunset Lake bay area in Wildwood Crest has impacted the venue to the degree that a successful staging of the event in not feasible. It is no longer logistically possible to accommodate the number of competing boats, race teams, equipment, and vendors so that the Committee can conduct the event in a safe and efficient manner within reasonable time and space requirements. .

It is with sincere disappointment that the committee must make the decision that The Wildwoods Hydrofest, scheduled for October 3 and 4, has been cancelled and will no longer be conducted in Wildwood Crest. The Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association, which has organized the event for the Wildwoods since 2001, wishes to thank the Borough of Wildwood Crest, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement & Development Authority (GWTIDA), the State of New Jersey Department of Travel and Tourism, the federal, state, and local governments services, and the area business sponsors for the support of the event. Thank you also to the thousands of event fans for your enthusiasm. Thank you to the volunteers whose dedication and enthusiasm contributed to the success of the event.

Ann Fitzgerald, Event Coordinator

Wildwoods Hydrofest
Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association

08/25/2014

The Wildwoods Hydrofest will be represented by Tom Pakradooni and his GP-88 on Good Day Philadelphia this Friday, September 29th at 9:45 am to promote the Wildwoods Hydrofest . If you are in the Philadelphia area you can watch live on FOX 29 and everyone else can check it out on the station's livestream http://www.myfoxphilly.com/category/239150/watch-fox-29-news-live-online

07/08/2014

Race teams and event fans---please use the website to find motels for your accommodations. September 13-14 will be a very busy weekend in the Wildwoods as it is also the NJ Firemen's Convention. Rooms ARE available---please use the motels listed at www.WildwoodsHydrofest.org

10/16/2013

EVENT MERCHANDISE

Wildwoods Hydrofest event tee shirts are ON SALE!!! No surprise---right?? Please visit the website to view the 2013 official event tee---now on a clearance sale!! Just click on the link and your order will be sent promptly.

EVENT MERCHANDISE

10/10/2013

After struggling with weather all week and the forecast for the weekend, it is a sad duty to inform our race teams and race fans that the Wildwoods Hydrofest is cancelled for this weekend.

The high winds we have experienced yesterday, today, and winds that will continue through the weekend indicate that we must cancel in terms of safety. I have struggled and struggled with this decision---it has not been easy.

Today will be an extremely busy day on the phone as our committee has 75 vendors to contact and 100 volunteers. If anyone needs to contact me, please use email as I have three phone lines and many times all three are ringing at the same time. [email protected]

Our Committee will appreciate your kindness in understanding this difficult decision. We work very hard to give you a quality event and it is obvious that we cannot provide that this year.

The 2014 event is September 13-14.

Ann Fitzgerald, Event Coordinator

NJ GOVERNOR’S TOURISM SPECIAL EVENT AWARD WINNER September 27-28, 2003 Rambler Rd. & New Jersey... 09/06/2013

NJ GOVERNOR’S TOURISM SPECIAL EVENT AWARD WINNER September 27-28, 2003 Rambler Rd. & New Jersey...

The COmmittee of Wildwoods Hydrofest is working every day to bring the fans and the race teams a great event.

Extensive advertising and promotion is taking place. Check out the billboard on I-95 south of the PHL airport; another billboard at the Williamstown, NJ end of the Atlantic City Expressway; AND yet another billboard on the AC Xway just before the exit for the Garden State Parkway!

John Fitzgerald and his float crew have built another 6 new floats and just finished redecking old floats. They are ready!

Visit the website for more information www.WildwoodsHydrofest.org
Questions? email [email protected]

NJ GOVERNOR’S TOURISM SPECIAL EVENT AWARD WINNER September 27-28, 2003 Rambler Rd. & New Jersey...

12/13/2012

Special thanks to Jackie and Paul Meehan that helped with luncheon details as well as Sharon Stocker and Michele Mettler who helped coordinate things with Kathy Thompson of the Wildwood Crest FD Ladies Auxiliary.

Congratulations to Sandy Kennedy and Jack Sutton; both volunteers were recognized with a Service Award for their dedication and enthusiasm to help make Hydrofest the best it can be.

The 2013 Wildwoods NJ Governor's Cup is scheduled for October 12-13.

12/13/2012

On December 8, the Hydrofest Commiittee hosted the Annual Appreciation Luncheon for volunteers held in the banquet hall of the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Department; 56 people attended.

Special thanks to Jackie and Paul Meehan that helped with luncheon details as well as Sharon Stocker and Michele Mettler who helped coordinate things with Kathy Thompson of the Wildwood Crest FD Ladies Auxiliary.

Congratulations to Sandy Kennedy and Jack Sutton; both volunteers were recognized with a Service Award for their dedication and enthusiasm to help make Hydrofest the best it can be.

The 2013 Wildwoods NJ Governor's Cup is scheduled for October 12-13.

10/31/2012

Friends of Wildwood Hydrofest---letting everyone know that the Wildwoods suffered much flooding and damages, but it could have been worse. The yacht club where the starting line is located has damages, but everything can be repaired. The building is still there and did not get destroyed. The Bayview Inn that hosts the Friday evening Hospitality Party is fine; Bill and John lost the awning on the back of the restaurant, but no other damages. Lakeview Docks at the north end of the race course has suffered extreme damage to all of their docks and floats. Thank you for all the emails and interest in our community.

09/10/2012

Please remember to pre-register!! Shirley and Kim, our Scorers will greatly appreciate it. Me, too! Efficiency at the Wildwood event is one of our goals and you can help by pre-registering! The registration process will be completed on site when you arrive. A change to keep in mind---Friday registration is at the Bayview this year.

A note has been added to the sanction: Eastern Divisionals qualifiers and finals are Saturday. Eastern Divisional Championships will take priority on Sunday if weather prevents completion on Saturday. A separate points race is Sunday.

Wildwood is a salt water course; If you have concerns, please put that aside. Fresh water is provided to run through your engines and wash the boat off. If you take care of your equipment properly, it will not cause you any problems.

12/01/2011

At the recent Hydrofest luncheon, Sharon Stocker, Jane Shell, and Michele Mettler presented a very special memorial gift for John Patrick Fitzgerald---a park bench dedicated to John will be positioned on the event park grounds where the Wildwoods Hydrofest is held.

Thank you to all the people that made donations to make this happen---friends, boatracing teams, Hydrofest volunteers---all of you are part of something very special for the memory of John. Special thanks to Sharon, Jane and Michele for organizing it and giving us such a wonderful surprise---you folks are truly special.
John and Ann Fitzgerald

www.WildwoodsHydrofest.com 07/31/2011

www.WildwoodsHydrofest.com

You'll find all the information you need on the Wildwoods Hydrofest website

www.WildwoodsHydrofest.com

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Wildwood Crest, NJ
08260

Opening Hours

Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm

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