Jimmy Shane Closes San Diego Bayfair in Championship Style

Jimmy ShaneJPGJimmy Shane and the Oberto Beef Jerky team ended the season on a high note Sunday, winning both San Diego Bayfair and the National High Points championship.

Shane sent his team’s longtime sponsor Oberto Beef Jerky off with a last win by sweeping all of the preliminary heats en route to the championship on Mission Bay.

“This was quite a day for everyone involved,” said Shane after the race. “I do not know if anyone could have written a better script.”

Nearly 80,000 people turned out to San Diego Bayfair over the three days to watch more than 80 boats compete on Mission Bay. The race is staged entirely by volunteers and is one of the city’s largest outdoor family festival and sporting events.

“We want to thank the entire community and especially the San Diego Tourism Marketing District for its support for staging another successful event,” said Bob Davies, race director for San Diego Bayfair. “It was a great weekend and we can’t wait to return in 2016.”

Driver Greg Hopp won the Grand Prix West competition, which are smaller, piston-powered versions of the H1 Unlimited hydroplanes.


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How do I reach the San Diego Bayfair Race Office?

You can reach the office by calling 858-490-2189.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online at sandiegobayfair.org or at the entrance gates of East Vacation Island/Ski Beach, Crown Point or Fiesta Island.

Are there discounts for military members?

Active military and reservists get in for free to San Diego Bayfair with valid identification. Spouses attending with active will receive a 50 percent discount. Bayfair will host a Military Apprecation Day on Saturday, September 17.

I purchased tickets online. How do a redeem it?

Bring a print out of the ticket to San Diego Bayfair. Volunteers at the entrance of East Vacation Island/Ski Beach, Crown Point or Fiesta Island will exchange the ticket for a wristband.

Can I still reserve an RV space for this year’s Bayfair?

RV spaces are still available. Please call our office at 858-490-2189.

Am I allowed to bring alcohol into San Diego Bayfair?

The City of San Diego will no longer coolers of alcohol through the gates at Bayfair. RVers may have alcohol as long as it is consumed inside the RV or the immediate area.

Are dogs allowed at Bayfair?

Dogs are not permitted at San Diego Bayfair unless they are service animals and the appropriate documentation.

Are portable fire places allowed?

Yes. Please see the rule here pertaining to portable fire places here.

What’s the schedule of events?

The schedule of events can be found here.

Is the Vendor Village open to the public?

The Vendor Village is open to the general public and does not require a ticket. Access to watch the races or the music stage on East Vacation Island requires paid admission.

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