Hotels, RVs already sold out ahead of Madison Regatta

By Rachael Krause | WAVE 3 News

The Madison Regatta is just weeks away.

The annual hydroplane racing event draws in thousands of people from all over the world to Madison, Indiana over the fourth of July weekend. This year, organizers have a number of new things in store to bring in more visitors than ever before.

“Estimated around 30,000 people were here for the weekend. And I fully expect that number to grow this year after all the things we’ve already seen, hotels being sold out, RVs being sold out,” Curtis Chatham, Madison Regatta Vice President, said.

The boat race draws thousands to southern Indiana each year. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Local manufacturer Arvin Sango Inc. donated money for a carnival and through its sponsorship, is paying the Regatta admission for kids 14 and under.

They’ll have RC boats, vintage boats and this year, the 115-year-old American Power Boat Association’s gold cup hydroplane race will make a Madison comeback.

The Madison Regatta boat races will begin July 5 on the riverfront in Madison, Indiana with events in the week leading up to the races.

More information can be found here.

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