During a press conference held this Thursday, the Régates de Valleyfield partners were the first to learn about the new racing program and attractions to be added to the 78th edition of the event.
The long-time collaborators and newcomers were invited at the Salle du conseil of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield’s city hall. The organizing committee of the Régates de Valleyfield wished to thank their partners for their continued support and involvement and welcome the new ones, such as Alliance AutoGroupe, one of the largest gatherings of dealerships in the greater Montreal region.
Brand new attractions
The site of the Régates, along with the audience’s experience will be enhanced, thanks to the new attractions developed in collaboration with the partners. Throughout the five nights of shows, a VIP section will be open, where music lovers will be able to enjoy the show from a deck, complete with bottle service. The Salon Smirnoff will be back again this year, but will now serve its Ready to Drink products, packaged right here, at the Diageo factory, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
The Coors Light Zone will become the party section for the adults. Indeed, large inflatable structures will be erected on the baseball field of the Delpha-Sauvé Park, under the supervision of the Molson promo squad.
Finally, the family section will be located on the tennis courts, where animation and activities are planned for the children.
Racing program redesigned
Didier Séguin, Racing Director and Commissioner of the Hydroplane Racing League (HRL), was present to announce an important change to the Friday’s racing program. He explained the new schedule accompanied by seven drivers of the region: Claude Abbott, Éric McKenna, Donald Leduc, Nicolas Rousse, Rémi Leblanc, Bertrand Dulude, Martin Rochon and Pierre Maheu.
The 2.5 litre, Formula 2500 and Hydro 350 classes will each hold a qualification on Friday, July 15. By the end of the three-lap heat, the eight fastest drivers of their respective class will take part in finals held the same day. While the points cumulated during these races will be added to the HRL’s standings, this unique day of competition will not affect the racing team’s participation in the Sunday’s finals.
The Grand Prix and Formula 1 teams will be showcased during practice sessions on Friday morning. Later that day, racing fans will be able to attend the first qualifications of the weekend for these two spectacular classes.
Michel Poirier, General Manager of the Régates de Valleyfield, was also on site to promote the most prestigious event of the Hydroplane Racing League’s calendar, held from July 15 to 17. He enthusiastically presented a new offer available only on Friday, July 15. Indeed, an adult coming through the ticket booth accompanied by a child of 12 years old or less will be granted free access to the Régates de Valleyfield site.
An exclusive Father’s day offer was also revealed. From June 16 to 19, with all purchases of an adult Races package for the Régates de Valleyfield, a free pass for the Régates de Beauharnois is granted.
Finally, a reminder that there is currently $15 off on the Races & Shows package, sold at $60. This offer ends on Friday, June 24.
All of these packages are available directly at the Maison des Régates, located at 395, Victoria Street, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, or online at regatesvalleyfield.com.