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2014 Riggins Jet Boat Races

April 18, 19 & 20, 2014, Riggins, Idaho

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All photos courtesy of Salmon River Photos
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Event Summary:
One of the toughest whitewater jet boat race tracks in the world.  
Location:
All around Riggins, Idaho!
Riggins, Idaho is Idaho's whitewater capital. Offering rafting, fishing and jet boating.
Lat: 45.41707
Long: -116.31450

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About the Jet Boat Races
Lodging for this event sells out early.  Call us at 1-800-844-3246 for availability at all hotels, cabins, vacation rentals and condos.

Every mid-April, Riggins, Idaho becomes welcomes the fun and excitement of the annual Jet boat Races.

A field of over 20 boats are expected this year mostly from Canada and the United States. 

How the races are run:

Unlike most auto races, jet boat's head up the constantly evolving track of river one at a time.  The rivers are just too narrow and dangerous for side by side racing.  Each race has a start point and end point and runs are between 8 and 47 miles. Racers compete for the fastest legs in each class and for the event.  Boats are ordered on the river according to their estimated speeds.  When racers reach the first destination they begin the next leg and run back to the original starting location. 

Where to watch:
Most spectators find a good rapid or a particularly tricky section of the river and watch, holler and hold their breath from shore (please respect private property - there is plenty of public land along the rivers). 

Discussions about the World Jet Boat Championship Races:div>
Teresa is about to book a holiday starting 04/18/2014:
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Matt's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
Q: What are the dates for 2014 races? view answer
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Pam is about to book a holiday starting 04/19/2013:
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Terri's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Tamara @ InIdaho:
Q: What time do the races start on Friday and Saturday in Riggins, Idaho? view answer
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Bill is pondering a holiday starting 04/20/2012:
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Chris's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Tamara @ InIdaho:
Q: What is the schedule of events for the World Jet Boat Races? view answer
Sharon's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
Q: What are the dates for each of the 4 locations? view answer
Keith's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
Q: What will the course be on the joe? from where to where? view answer
Chris's question about The World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
Q: where is the best place to watch in Riggins? view answer
Julie is reserving a trip starting 04/18/2012:
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Rebecca's question about World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
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Simon's question about World Jet Boat Races was answered by Mike @ InIdaho:
Q: Where do I fly into? view answer
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Lodging for the jet boat races
InIdaho.com InIdaho.com is the a free reservation service for the 2013 Jet Boat races.  We have access to special room blocks and special rates.

Through InIdaho.com you can make your lodging reservations for
all locations of the event.  In addition, we can assist you with other travel including trip excursions, rental cars and more.  InIdaho is based in Idaho.
Reservations 1-800-844-3246
We'll help you find the perfect place if you make your reservations early, or find you last second availability if you decided to join the fun last minute.
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Schedule of Events
Please notes that events are subject to change without notice.

Friday, April 18, 2014
Testing and Pre-runs—All Day
5:00 p.m. MDT-RIGGINS, Idaho:  REGISTRATION, Welcome PUBLIC BBQ & “Show & Shine Boat Show” at the Salmon Rapids Lodge   

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Racing all day on the Salmon River
9:30pm—Fireworks Celebration in Riggins City Park overlooking the river

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Racing Sunday morning.  Awards ceremony Sunday afternoon.
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Community Questions and Answers about the World Jet Boat Races
InIdaho.com welcomes questions about this event to help you plan your trip to the races.
From David 2/27/2014 8:55:35 PM
Question: When are the races to Orifino?
Answer: @David: There are no jet boat races scheduled for the Clearwater River. They hope to bring back in the future though. Races will happen in Riggins and St. Maries this year.
(Mike @ InIdaho 2/28/2014 10:22:26 AM)
From Matt 8/9/2013 3:28:32 PM
Question: What are the dates for 2014 races?
Answer: @Matt: The 2014 Riggins Jet Boat races will be held April 18, 19 and 20.
(Mike @ InIdaho 8/9/2013 3:44:03 PM)
From Terri 4/19/2012 8:00:15 PM
Question: What time do the races start on Friday and Saturday in Riggins, Idaho?
Answer: @Terri: The World Jet Boat Races in Riggins, Id begin at 9:00am on both Friday and Saturday.
(Tamara @ InIdaho 4/20/2012 8:43:54 AM)
From Chris 3/31/2012 2:35:11 PM
Question: What is the schedule of events for the World Jet Boat Races?
Answer: @Chris: You can visit this site for a schedule of events: http://www.inidaho.com/Guides/events/world_jet_boat_races/default.asp.
(Tamara @ InIdaho 3/31/2012 2:43:23 PM)
From Sharon 2/9/2012 5:27:00 PM
Question: What are the dates for each of the 4 locations?
Answer: @Sharon: The schedule is on this page. Just click on schedule of events for dates.
(Mike @ InIdaho 2/9/2012 5:33:32 PM)
From Keith 2/7/2012 12:48:41 PM
Question: What will the course be on the joe? from where to where?
Answer: @Keith: The start and end locations are listed in the daily schedule of events. The Joe will be from IFIL to Calder Bridge.
(Mike @ InIdaho 2/7/2012 12:56:33 PM)
From Chris 1/8/2012 11:27:21 AM
Question: where is the best place to watch in Riggins?
Answer: @Chris: Everyone has their favorite, but mine is by Time Zone Bridge just north of town.
(Mike @ InIdaho 1/8/2012 11:28:46 AM)
From Rebecca 1/7/2012 3:55:02 PM
Question: Where do we buy tickets?
Answer: @Rebecca: No tickets are needed for the jet boat races. There are several great places to watch on each river, so check with a local when you get to town for ideas.
(Mike @ InIdaho 1/7/2012 3:56:26 PM)
From Simon 1/7/2012 10:00:49 AM
Question: Where do I fly into?
Answer: @Simon: The Lewiston Airport (LWS) is serviced by Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines and is the most centrally located. Lewiston is 98 miles south of St. Maries and 117 miles north of Riggins. The Spokane Airport (GEG) is about 65 miles from St. Maries and Boise Airport (BOI) which is 140 miles south of Riggins. Contact us for additional info, places to stay and rental cars if needed.
(Mike @ InIdaho 1/7/2012 10:14:49 AM)
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