The roar of the engines and the plumes of water shooting skyward are the exciting sights and sounds you won’t want to miss. World Championship Inboard Hydroplane Racing comes to Celina, Ohio, Aug. 27 and 28. More than 20,000 spectators will line the shoree along Lakeshore Drive to witness the exciting racing action.

Admission is free and there is no charge to park for those attending this exhilarating racing event.

There is a long and prestigious history of hydroplane boat racing in Celina dating to 1958, when Inboard Hydroplanes first roared across the waters of Grand Lake St. Marys. The Regatta attracts more than 70 boats and teams from throughout the Midwest and Canada every year with more likely in 2011 for this world championship event.

The racing action will begin at 10 a.m. both days. There will be all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts both mornings from 7:30 to 11. Plenty of great food and adult beverages will be available during the weekend. Following the racing action on the evening of Aug. 27, musical entertainment will be provided by County Mile and The Mo Blues Band.