EAST TAWAS – Thousands of fans, curiosity seekers and spectators lined the shores of Tawas Bay from East Tawas to Tawas City Sunday for the inaugural Heritage Coast Offshore Grand Prix.
The event was put on by the Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) and sponsored by the Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing Company.
And the best news is Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing Co. President David Wentworth announced Monday morning that a letter of intent has been signed with OPA to keep the event on Tawas Bay for the next four years.
For Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce Director Mark Hitchcock, the first year event was a success. Hitchcock said what he was most impressed about was members of the area business community working to donate sponsorship funding and get the event organized in such a short amount of time.