Shriners Release Hydroplane Exhibition Schedule

Published 05/27 2014 09:19PM

Updated 05/27 2014 09:43PM

Evansville, IN- Hydroplanes will bring back the thunder this summer and, after several years, now we know when.

Hadi Shriner officials have released the dates and times of when the boats will hit the Ohio River during the 2014 Shrinersfest.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  -  Hydroplane Practice

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM  -  Hydroplane Practice
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  -  Hydroplane Heat 1
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM  -  Airplane Vs. Hydroplane Race
4:40 PM - 5:15 PM  -  Finals

The first boat will hit the water at 1:00 PM Friday June 13th. Boats will have practice time slated to run for an hour.

Then the real fun starts.

Saturday June 14th, the boats will be out bright and early for a morning practice at 9:30.

The first heat will take-off that afternoon... There will even be an Airplane versus Boat race.

The Finals will take place at 4:40 PM.

The 2014 exhibition hopes to gauge interest in the potential of a full hydro race in 2015.

This year's festival runs June 11-15 along the riverfront and will feature several food booths, activities and air shows including military aircraft.
Last month, ShrinersFest officials announced the Blue Angels would be returning to the show in 2015.

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