Just added some additional on-board videos that were shot with cameras clipped onto the U-37 Beacon Plumbing, U-13 Spirit of Detroit, and U-10 Hoss Mortgage Investors in the Tri-Cities last weekend. Announcers Steve Montgomery and Mark Allen watch the video with viewers and walk us through what's going on.

In the U-37 video, we're on the left side of the cockpit. In the U-13, the camera is mounted on the tail. In the U-10, it's mounted on the right side of the cockpit. Three unique perspectives at 200 mph!

To watch: HydroInsider.com
Video is in the flash player on the right hand side.

Faith, family and hydroplanes help Jennifer Willette heal the scars
Great story from the Madison Courier on Jennifer Wilette's recovery. She's the woman in the crowd at the Madison Regatta last year that nearly died when hit by a car that ran into the crowd.

http://www.madisoncourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=18&SubSectionID=895&ArticleID=37998&TM=85940.6

Dave Villwock has won at Seafair 8 times. One more win and he will tie the legendary Bill Muncey with 9 wins in Seattle. Chip Hanuer has 7.

Jean Theoret is the two time defending champion, having won Seafair in 2006 and 2005.

If you're driving in to Seattle to watch the races, remember the bridges over I-90 are closed at time because of the Blue Angels air show.... and there is an afternoon Mariners (1pm) on Sunday to add to traffic.

Dept. of Transportation will close all lanes of I-90 between I-5 and Island Crest Way - Saturday & Sunday closures are from 12:45 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Webcam of bridge, refreshes every 5 seconds or so:

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's 10th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction is tonight

Jack Lowe's put up a live webcam of the event... photos refresh every 15-30 seconds or so...
http://jacklowephotography.com/webcam/


USS Cleveland (LPD 7), USS Rentz (FFG 46) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) arrived in the Port of Seattle for Seafair 2007 on July 31.


Story:

The Seafair Pirates are on the scene!

Photo from Seafair 2006

As I mentioned on HydroInsider.com, I will not be at Seafair this weekend. The person who was to fill in for me had a family emergency and will not be attending... so I need some help. If you're there and have info, pictures or video and you're willing to share it with the group, email me and I will post it (and give you credit).

If you have big files, drop me an email and I will give you the info for the ftp site to upload.

And thanks!

Video of blue angels arriving in Seattle http://www.kirotv.com/news/13805249/detail.html

Seafair Event Schedule

Friday
Unlimited Testing, 8:30 a.m
Unlimited Qualifying Session 1, 11:45 a.m.
driver autograph session at Chevrolet Display, 1 p.m.
Blue Angels practice, 1:30 p.m.
Unlimited Qualifying Session 2, 5 p.m.

Saturday
Unlimited Testing, 8:30 a.m.
Unlimited Qualifying Session 3, 11:15 a.m.
Unlimited Lights Heat 1A, 12:10 p.m.
Heat 1B 12:25 p.m.
Unlimited driver autograph session, 12:30 p.m.
Blue Angels demonstration, 1:30 p.m.
Unlimited Heat 1A, 2:45 p.m.
Heat 1B, 3:05 p.m.
Heat 1C, 3:15 p.m.
Unlimited Lights Heat 2A, 5:35 p.m.
Heat 2B, 5:50 p.m.

Sunday
Unlimited Testing Session, 8:30 a.m.
Unlimited Heat 2A, 10:40 a.m.
Heat 2B, 10:55 a.m.
Heat 2C, 11:10 a.m.
Heat 3A, 12:25 p.m.
Heat 3B, 12:40 p.m.
Blue Angels demonstration, 1:30 p.m.
Unlimited provisional heat, 2:30 p.m.
Unlimited Lights B-Main, 2:45 p.m.
Lights final, 4:15 p.m.
Unlimited Final 4:35 p.m.

Gear up for Seafair...

Villwock: Winner of everything but hearts
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2003817372_seafair02.html

Villwock remains a racing dynamo
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/other/story/123135.html

Updated Driver bios
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=seafairdrivers02&date=20070802&query=hydroplane