Boat racing has evolved significantly from its pioneer days, when brave watersports warriors would race one another to the bottom of waterfalls while strapped to logs. Witness modern speed demons with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get one VIP pass to the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix held May 18–22 (a $99 value), with events held in Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral.
The second annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix brings together dozens of super boat teams and motorsport spectators of all ages for five days of racing fun and excitement both on and off the water. Open to the public, the event boasts a bevy of VIP-only events, from the kick-off party at the Paradise Cove Restaurant in Cocoa Beach on Wednesday, May 18, to the final Grand Prix race on Sunday, May 22. Along with entrance to six exclusive parties with food, drinks, and live entertainment in venues such as the International Palms Hotel, Mambo’s Beachside Bar & Grill, and the Sand Bar, pass holders also get exclusive access to Cocoa Beach pier on Saturday and the pier's VIP tent on Sunday. They'll witness heated contests from the vantage of the VIP tent—close enough to eavesdrop on thundering wakes of raw boating power and gossiping mermen.
Enjoy cool networking with Thursday night’s ice-cream-social kickoff in downtown Cocoa Beach, and commemorate the event with a personalized race photo on Friday to prove to coworkers that your tan isn’t a clever hologram. You'll also be entered into a drawing to win a ride for one onboard the Official Grand Prix Race Boat, as well as four tickets to ride on the Miss Cape Canaveral, during the races.