H1 Unlimited hydroplanes are the fastest racing boats. With deep history, the 116 year-old sport ‘s majority of hydroplanes are powered by turbine-engines that produce 3,000 horsepower, allowing the H1 Unlimited hydroplanes to reach speeds of nearly 200 mph, producing a massive 60-foot tall, 300-fo…
I might be too young for the memory of the boat races from the 1980's, but one year really stands out and that is 1987. It was the year that the Boat Races had a huge riot. I'm a newbie to the Tri-Cities so what is the deal with the riot of 1987?
Boat Races are coming back July 28th - July 30th courtesy of The Water Follies and it will be a spectacular weekend of awesome races but one of the reasons spectators love the races are the crashes. We've compiled some sweet (or not so sweet) hydroplane crashes from The Columbia Cup over the yea…
After a bittersweet 40 year long sponsorship of Hydro Racing The O'Boy Oberto has retired. It was announced last year at the season-ending San Diego Bayfair race on Mission Bay, that Oberto would no longer be a sponsor of a Hydro Boat.
The 2015 Columbia Gold Cup is now in the history books. unfortunately I missed the races this year but thanks to Go Pro you can actually see and feel what it's like to be in the cockpit of the fastest boats on the planet
The 2015 Columbia Cup Water Follies is the 50th anniversary of hydro racing in the Tri-Cities. They used to have a beauty pageant/bikini contest back in the day. Find out what's in store for your visual pleasure this year!
An exciting exhibition chronicling 50 years of Hydroplane racing in Tri-Cities is on display for one month beginning today through boat race weekend July 24th-26th at the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center in Kennewick.