10 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park, powerboats will race on the St Johns River for the 2018 P1 Jacksonville Grand Prix. Seven powerboats will be racing along the St. Johns River for the 5th year, averaging 70 miles per hour.
Jacksonville is a great venue for boat racing due to easy spectating from the shore, but recent storm’s and hurricane’s that caused debris raises some issues. Crew members have been wokring to make sure the course is clear, and safe to race.
There will also be day of safety precautions, including a helicopter to not only look out for debris, but also for marine mammal observation.