National Shoot-Out Championship Rules and Regulations
(Last revision: 6/7/17)
Sign-up on the website Shoot-Out Registration Form for Safety meeting and course access on Friday morning.
Pre-Registration is requested to support planning efforts, and Class clarifications.
All participants required to have approved Life-Jackets, Kill Tethers, Hydraulic Steering, Helmets, and VHF radios.
Capsule boats must have a signed off inspection prior to entering the water to verify that the safety dive rescue team has inspected and become familiar with any escape hatch mechanisms.
- The area of water selected for the course is based on its protected location. During the designated Shoot-Out schedule, this location is equipped with a full race control staff including a team of EMT Rescue Divers, Medical Patrol Boats, Ambulances, Tow Boats, and spectator Fleet Patrol boats.
- Green Flag (Enter Course), Yellow Flag (Stand-by for Course Clearing), Black Flag (Course Closed)
- Total length of Clear Lake is approximately 2.5 miles long
- Course Length:
- Approach is approximately 1/8 -1/4 mile to the course ENTRY buoys to allow for 40MPH entry speeds (verified by radar)
- Official Shoot-Out Course Length is 3/4 Mile (end of ¾ distance is marked with course buoys)
- Shut-down and turn off area extends for 1.25 Miles beyond the ¾ course end
- Speed verified by event provided, on-board GPS units with Highest Speed Recall feature.
- Racer must come off throttles (verified by Race Official by visual and audible confirmation of deceleration) at end of ¾ course distance or run will be disqualified
- All boats monitor Channel 69 for race direction, running order, and event notices
- Boats congregate in Kemah Marina Channel on Friday 7:30:AM for mandatory Driver Safety Meeting
- Hull numbers and order of departure will be designated by lottery and readiness, and commence at 8:AM
- Single Boat runs will be in order according to readiness and Starter discretion.
- Exhibition runs will be waved through starting grid as un-official display only runs
- Boats must receive direction and approval to enter course by Starting Official.
- Multiple runs are acceptable at the discretion of the Race Director based on timing and course conditions.