At a Glance: Madison Regatta

Madison Regatta
Madison, Indiana
July 5-7, 2013

Location: Madison, Indiana.

Courtesy H1 Unlimited

The Madison Regatta takes place on the north side of the Ohio River, just west of the State Highway 421 bridge.  The map to the right is from the 2012 entry on the H1 Unlimited web site.  You can click on it for a larger view.

Courtesy Google

Courtesy Google

For a different view, you can enjoy an interactive Google map.  To do so, just click on this thumbnail to the left.  It will take you to a Google map that allows you to zoom in and out, scroll around the area, and generally learn more about the local area and the region at large.

For more information about Madison, Indiana you can visit their online visitor information site, VisitMadison.

Tickets

Similar to other Unlimited Hydroplane Racing venues, there are a variety of passes and special packages available.  Here’s a summarized list of what’s available:

  • $5 Pit Tours
  • $20 Cold Pit Passes
  • $25 General Admission Wristbands
  • $160 VIP Standard Passes
  • $950 Hospitality Tent Packages

With this variety, there is of course something for everyone.  For more details about these packages and to make your purchases, visit the Madison Regatta Store.

Airports

Louisville, Kentucky

The nearest major airport is Louisville International Airport (SDF.)  This airport has international and domestic flights from Louisville, Kentucky and is 63 miles from the center of Madison.

The following airlines service Louisville:

  • American Airlines/American Eagle (800.433.7300)
  • Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection (800.221.1212)
  • Southwest (800.435.9792)
  • United (800.864.8331)
  • US Airways (800.428.4322)

Visit MapQuest for driving instructions from Louisville International Airport to Madison, Indiana.  It is a drive of about 75 minutes.

Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport

Another major airport is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) which has international and domestic flights from Hebron, Kentucky and is 70 miles from Madison.

The following airlines service Cincinnati:

  • Air Canada (888.247.2262)
  • American Airlines/American Eagle (800.433.7300)
  • Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection (800.221.1212)
  • Frontier Airlines (800.432.1359)
  • United (800.864.8331)
  • US Airways (800.428.4322)

Visit MapQuest for driving instructions from Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport to Madison, Indiana.  It is also a drive of about 75 minutes.

Hotels and Lodging

There are many hotels and options for lodging in Madison and the general area.  The following is a list of 2013 sponsors who have helped to make this year’s event another success:

Jefferson County, Indiana (Madison)

Parking

The most difficult piece of information to get on Unlimited Hydroplane Racing race sites is parking.  If anyone has specific information about parking, shuttles, etc., please let me know in the comments below.

If there is other information you would like to see in the At a Glance series in general, please let me know that as well.

Dave

2 Comments:

  1. Grew up in Detroit & never missed a race. In the 70′s when the piston powered monsters would come roaring by the starting line, the entire city would shake!
    I’ve been in Arizona for 10 plus years & went to Seafair in 2007, non-stop action, very worthwhile!
    And after seeing “Madison, The Movie” who could resist making the trip? Went in 2008, what a fantastic town! Stayed 3 1/2 days & just loved it! I will come back to Madison & stay at The Riverboat Inn again. Fantastic hospitality!

    • Thanks, Mike. You know that’s some serious shaking when Motor City shakes! Your comment about Madison, the Movie was an inspiration. Watch for a post about that soon!

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