No forums about boats, but there's now a thread This was the first time I ever saw the boats race, and it was pretty damn cool. This past weekend, Hampton, VA hosted its 86th annual Hampton Cup Regatta in the waters off of old Fort Monroe. Fairly protected cove in the Hampton Roads waterways, and a beautiful setting for racing. Open to the public with a great viewing area, this unique event feature numerous classes of hydro-plane boats, as well as some flat-bottom speed boats and open hull "jersey skiffs" racing a 1 mile oval course. Interrupted on the first day by severe thunderstorms, day two saw racing all day long featuring the famous "rooster tails" that are a great part of this sport, with drivers from as far away as Montana, Washington State, and even Canada racing their hardest. Just check out www.luvracin.com, click on Virginia, then on the "photo features" tab.