Offshore Powerboat Racing Roars Back To Atlantic City June 21-23

Offshore Power Boat Association Racing. Two boats go head to head in front of swimmer in ocean.
June 13, 2024

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 13, 2024) – The Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA), a major force in offshore powerboat racing, is celebrating its return to Atlantic City, New Jersey, this summer. The Atlantic City War at the Shore presented by Ocean Casino Resort, set for Sunday, June 23, will deliver adrenaline-pumping action and have spectators on the edge of their seats.

Partnering with Visit Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Sports Commission, Golden Nugget and other businesses, the OPA will ignite excitement along the Atlantic Ocean, hosting the highly anticipated offshore high-performance race of the year. This event marks the premiere of the OPA National Championship Series on the upper east coast of the United States.

Atlantic City eagerly anticipates the return of high-powered boats slicing through the Atlantic waves in a thrilling competition for speed and glory. Top teams from around the world will compete for victory, making this an unmissable spectacle.

Ocean Casino Resort will be the best place to watch the War at the Shore on Sunday from 10am – 5pm.  Free viewing areas include The Park, Sky Walk or you can have a more personalized experience at The Cabanas.

Other races, parties and events will be held all weekend long including:

Friday June 21

11am – 9pm Race & Vendor Village (Golden Nugget Lot A) Open to Public

7pm – 10pm VIP War At The Shore Kick Off Party (The Cabanas Ocean Casino Resort)

10pm – War At The Shore After Party (Golden Nugget)

Saturday June 22

11am – 9pm Race & Vendor Village (Golden Nugget Lot A) Open to Public

12pm – 4pm Speed Garvey Race (Bader Field) Open to Public

6pm – Racer Meet & Greet (Golden Nugget)

7pm – Pre-Race Party (Golden Nugget)

Sunday June 23

11am – 3pm War At The Shore Races

11am – 9pm Race & Vendor Village (Golden Nugget Lot A) Open to Public

7pm – Awards Ceremony (Ocean Casino Resort “Top Golf”)

This dynamic event will be bringing world class competition to the shore while showcasing the iconic seaside destination. With Atlantic City’s stunning coastal backdrop, the event will offer a captivating blend of high-octane action and scenic beauty for racing enthusiasts.

“We’re excited to bring our premier boat racing event back to Atlantic City,” said Nick Smith, Vice President of the Offshore Powerboat Association. “This will be a monumental occasion, highlighting top racers and boats, speed, and the thrill of powerboat racing. We are excited to have Ocean Casino Resort as our presenting sponsor and appreciate the partnerships with Golden Nugget, Visit Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Sports Commission, and other businesses. We’re looking forward to putting on an incredible show for both residents and visitors.”

“Ocean is thrilled to sponsor and support the return of Offshore Powerboat Racing to Atlantic City,” said Bill Callahan, General Manager for Ocean Casino Resort. “The Atlantic City War at the Shore promises to be a powerhouse event in the world of offshore powerboat racing, and we want all visitors to come out to watch the races and be a part of the festivities.”

Larry Sieg, President & CEO of Visit Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, shares the enthusiasm: “We are incredibly proud to partner with the Offshore Powerboat Association to bring the races back to Atlantic City this summer. After six years, we hope this marks the long-term return of OPA, showcasing both Atlantic City’s beauty and the exhilarating sport of powerboat racing.”

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About Offshore Powerboat Association:

The Offshore Powerboat Association is a leading organization in offshore powerboat racing, dedicated to promoting and organizing high-performance racing events that push the boundaries of speed and excitement. For more information visit:

About Ocean Casino Resort:

Spanning over 20 beachfront acres on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk, Ocean Casino Resort, named “Best Casino” by Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly 2021” awards, features 1,860 guest rooms and suites; 135,000 square feet of gaming entertainment; over 1,750 slot machines; 125 gaming tables; 160,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; 90,000 square feet of unique outdoor space; 5 upscale dining restaurants; 10 casual dining options; a 40,000 square foot spa; 6 signature day and nightlife experiences; and a 4,500-seat concert venue. Ocean is home to the world’s largest Topgolf Swing Suite and offers both land-based sports wagering and online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites. Ocean Casino Resort is owned and operated by AC Beachfront, L.L.C. For more information about Ocean, please visit or follow Ocean on FacebookTwitterInstagram, & TikTok.

About Visit Atlantic City

Visit Atlantic City is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Visit Atlantic City focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About the Atlantic City Sports Commission

The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Visit Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.