SARASOTA COUNTY - The numbers are in and this year’s 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix generated an estimated economic impact of $29.6 million dollars, according to Suncoast Charities for Children executive director Lucy Nicandri.

The festival saw almost double the amount of average race teams compete, with a total of 68 race teams from around the word descending on the Suncoast. Nicandri also adds next year the race which is traditionally held over the 4th of July will be moved to June 20-28 to accommodate visitors and locals who could not attend before because of the holiday.