The Superboat International 2017 offshore racing season will start at the Thunder on Cocoa Beach Super Boat Grand Prix the weekend of May 19. The weekend will start with a high-octane kick-off party on Thursday when fans can meet the teams of SBI. On Friday, the teams can register for competition, and any competitors who have not gone through dunk testing can do so. That evening, there's a Thunder on Cocoa Beach Block Party, where many of the race boats will be on display. The first test sessions of the year will take place on Saturday. On Sunday, the first race will start at noon, followed by the second race at 2 p.m. Traditionally, Cocoa Beach has been a rough-water race, so the fans will be treated to some high-flying action.