WISIL Hydrobowl Human Powered Boat Races
Bill Murphy  WISIL HydroBowl 2012
  Saturday, September 8th, 2012
  Rock Cut State Park, Rockford, IL

  Race Results from previous years

Join us on Rockford's Scenic Pierce Lake for a day of exciting HPB racing.
If you have a human powered boat (HPB), whether it be a hydrofoil, pedal craft, canoe or kayak, and you want to race, join in friendly camaraderie, or just watch some people pedaling madly on boats, make sure you attend this event! This is the longest running such event in the Midwest, and remains the best place to observe the cutting edge of HPB (human powered boat) homebrew design!

This is the 17th year for this event and the 16th year at this location.  In previous years we have had up to 9 boats - help us make this our biggest year yet! Picnic facilities right on the shore!

Events Begin at 11:00 am - (RACERS, get there early to set up....)
Site setup will begin at about 8:30 am. Volunteers/spectators are free – help is always welcomed for setting up the course and buoys, assist with timing, etc. This is an all day event; we’ll fire up the grill and provide the basics. Bring yourself, your boat (if you have one), or your camera (if you don’t).

100 Meter Flying Start
200 Meter Slalom
2K Criterium
Static Thrust Competition
Mass Drag Race (Time Permitting)
Captains Surprise (to be determined)

Events will be for Timed and recorded.

Entry fee for racers will be $35 (no checks please). The site has been surveyed for legal 100 meter speed record runs and is the best attended of the Hydrobowl HPB series events. Homebuilders, manufacturers, and spectators are all welcome.

Contact Bob Buerger for current details.
U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest will be required.
Deep water entry and boat ramps are available.
Camp sites available. Contact Rock Cut State Park at 815-885-3311 for reservations.
Take I-90 to Rockford.
Exit West on Riverside. 
Turn Right at McFarland (1st light, by McDonalds).
Turn Right at Harlem. Go about 1 mile (over I-90).
Turn left at park entrance.
Turn left again at stop sign. (over I-90 again)
Turn Left at "T" in road.
Turn right at the Red Oak picnic area.
The HPB racers will gather at the red "x" in the graphic to the right.

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