Here come the Jet Boats!

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Jet boat river races will return to the St. Joe River.

Last year, the St. Joe River provided the first leg of the 2012 World Cup Jet Boat Races. The event was deemed an astounding success; racers and fans enjoyed the event enough to encourage organizers to bring back the boats. And here they come!

Make plans now to attend the 1st Annual Race the Joe! in St. Maries May 17-19, 2013.

The race events begin Friday, May 17 with the Community Show & Shine. It’s a free event beside the Cormana Building in the lower City Park. Spectators and race fans will be able to view the race boats close up and talk with race teams starting at 6 p.m.. As with  last year’s World Jet Boat Races on the St. Joe River, there will be a fantastic fireworks display after the sun sets.

Friday night’s fun will be followed by two days of racing on the St. Joe River from the Idaho Forest Industries Landing, located just a mile from St. Maries on The St. Joe River Road, to the Calder Bridge and back with several race legs along the approximate 25-mile course each day. Spectators may watch the action for free along any riverbank with public access. Both sides of the river will give spectators fantastic views up and down the river as the boats come screaming through the rapids at speeds reaching 140 MPH.

Racing begins at 10 a.m. both days and continues through the late afternoon.

Don’t miss it!

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