How much alcohol do you have to drink to put yourself into an actual coma?!?
Seattle PI: A Bellingham woman consumed so much alcohol on a boat during Saturday's Seafair festival that she went into a coma and more than 130 people were cited for alcohol offenses over the last two days, a Washington State Patrol spokesman said.
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/326437_blue05.html?source=mypi

Hydros Showing signs of recovery:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/motorsports/326371_hydros04.html

Our video cameras at Seafair were following the leader in Heat 1B, so the video we have of the U9 flip in Heat 1B is mostly the splash and aftermath.

Fortunately, Hydro Photographer Extraordinaire Chris Denslow was right on the spot. Chris sent us a sequence of photos that we've assembled into a slide show and video montage. Thanks Chris!

View it at:
http://kndu.com/Global/story.asp?S=6887716&nav=menu484_4_6

U-37 Jean Theoret said he had an engine failure in the first heat. "I had no way to control the boat," he said. That caused him to run into the U-10 and David Bryant.

The team has spare parts and says they'll be ready to race on Sunday.

Sunday Heat Draws

2A: U9, U17, U25, U48, U100
2B: U1, U5, U6, U10, U13
2C: U3, U16, U21, U37

We have added a new section to HydroInsider.com - we've got video clips from 10 different on-board cameras on the U-10, U-16, U-37 and the vintage boats for this year's Columbia Cup. Really cool video.

http://www.kndu.com/Global/category.asp?C=107299

Jack Lowe providing webcam. Thanks Jack.
To view: http://www.jacklowephotography.com/

Villwock, the Villian:
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20070804/SPORTS/708040374/1004

U-17 launch about mroe than racing:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/other/story/125589.html

Heat 1B Restart Results

1. U16 Dave Villwock
2. U25 Ken Muscatel
3. U100 Greg Hopp
4. U17 Nate Brown

Heat 1C Results

1. U5 Jeff Bernard
2. U13 J., Michael Kelly
3. U1 Jimmy Shane
DNS. U21 Brian Perkins

U21 had a gear box problem, may be serious.

U9 Chris Bertram has blown over in Heat 1B. He's OK. Heat will be re-started after 1c.

Heat 1A results

1. U6 Steve David
2. U3 Jimmy King
3. U48 David Williams
4. U10 Dave Bryant
DNF. U37 Jean Theoret


U10 & U37 bumped. U37 has hole and took on water. U10 given a one-lap penalty for collision with U37, but that was later over-ruled when officials looked at video and decided Jean Theoret in U-37 encroached on U10, causing the collision.


Final Qualifying Times


Dave Villwock
U-16 Miss Ellstrom Elam Plus
156.501


David Bryant
U-10 Hoss Mortage Investors
154.119


Jeff Bernard
U-5 Formulaboats.com
151.905


Steve David
U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto
151.681


Jean Theoret
U-37 Miss Beacon Plumbing
150.316


Jimmy King
U-3 Hoss Mortgage Investors IIPresents Ronald McDonald House
149.688


Ken Muscatel
U-25 Miss Procraft Windows
145.451


Nate Brown
U-17 Miss Red Dot/USNW Express
142.227


Brian Perkins
U-21 The Plumbing Joint
139.876


J Michael Kelly
U-13 Car Pros
138.448


Chris Bertram
U-9 Miss Tri Arc Electric Supply
137.706


David Williams
U-48 Miss Lakeridge Paving
132.577


Jimmy Shane
U-1 Formulaboats.com
132.550


Greg Hopp
U-100 Mirageboats.com
132.163


Source: ABRA