Thank you for your interest in the United States Sprint Boat
Association (USSBA) Racing Series. As we welcome you to our sport, we'd like to make your
experience "one-of-a-kind" as you photograph, video or report on our sport.
Please note that when we refer to "photographers" that also includes videographers.
Yes, we do have some restrictions, but overall are pretty
open to our media professionals and qualified semi-professionals. Everyone must sign
the required liability waivers. Everyone must sign the track waivers. You
will be issued a gorgeous, bright green vest when you arrive at the track. A
definite fashion statement. VIP parking is also a bonus!
There is a $20.00 deposit required at each event. This
deposit is to ensure the return of the media vest. Once you return the vest,
your deposit will be returned to you. You must
return the vest at the end of the race day. If you do not return the
vest at the end of the race day, you will forfeit your deposit and it will
be quite difficult to have you media application approved in the future. You can also list a
credit card for a deposit. We do accept cash deposits, but carry no change,
so BE PREPARED to issue a check, give your credit card number or deposit AT
LEAST $20.00 cash when you attend an event. You WILL NOT be issued a
vest and WILL NOT be able to shoot the event without a deposit.
If you are a reporter, and not shooting photo or video, you
will be issued the proper wrist band to ensure access to the pit area. All
photographers and videographers are required to wear the media vest at all
times to access the
secured media areas.
If you do not apply for credentials before an event you will
be required to buy a ticket and pay parking fees. DO NOT show up and expect
to be credentialed. That isn't going to happen.
WHEN TO APPLY FOR CREDENTIALS: Please submit your credential application no later than 2
days before the event. You will receive an email confirming the status of
LICENSING: There are currently no licensing fees
charged to any photographers. NO ONSITE SALES of photos or videos will be
allowed. The USSBA may
request a copy of a photograph or video. This is a very rare occasion, but
it may occur for any event. The photographer or videographer always
retains full rights to their material. If the USSBA requests and uses
any material, the owner will be given full credits. Note that photos and
videos could possibly be used to investigate an accident. All credentialed
media will comply and cooperate with such a request. No exceptions.
TRACK MEDIA: Media guests of the tracks are still
required to secure credentials and make the necessary deposits to be able to
shoot the event.
TEAM MEDIA: Shooting for a particular team? You too
must also secure proper credentials to be able to shoot the race. Again, the
number of vests are limited. There are no guarantees you will be issued a
NOTE TO FREELANCERS: Credentials
are for professional and semi-professional photographers. If you are a
serious freelancer, we will consider your application on race day morning
if, and only if, there are any media vests left to issue and you are
carrying what we consider to be professional camera equipment. Please be
sure to leave accurate contact information as the Media Director will more
than likely be contacting you for more information. Our decision
is final and non-contestable.
TRACK SAFETY MEETINGS: A safety meeting will be held
at 9:00am each raceday morning.
If you do not attend this meeting, will will be sitting in the stands. We
don't have time to wait for stragglers. Be professional. Show up on time.
Safety Meeting Locations:
Albany: Announcers booth
Webb's Slough: At the scoring tower (North of the Beer
Port Angeles: At the finish line grandstands
HOW TO APPLY FOR CREDENTIALS
Click the link below...