The Richland Regatta is set to take place in the Tri-Cities June 14 & 15, 2008 and will showcase Inboard Hydroplanes, Flatbottoms, and Outboard Performance Crafts.

VIDEO: Inboard Powerboat Circuit

Full schedule of NW racing for Region 10 >>
Season starts April 10th and runs through October in WA, ID & OR

Here's a website you may want to check out on Vintage Hydroplanes. It's got a very active forum section. Website >>

Vintage Hydroplanes Forum/Message Board >>

Thanks Kirk Duncan for the tip.

Kirk Pagel reports that Billy and Jane Schumacher have sold the old U-8 Llumar hull to an undisclosed buyer. More from Kirk in the E-RCU newsletter >>

New U-5/U-7 Team manager Mark Hooton has a pretty cool real job at GM. He's been leading the team that's rolling out the newly designed Corvette. The photos of the ZR-1 look pretty darn good. Mark Hooton named Team Manager for team >>

Timing this year may be a little tricky, but Spring Training in Tri-Cities for the hydros is still possible. Both the U-37 Beacon Plumbing and U-48 Lakeridge Paving are possible teams to get out on the Columbia River in late March.

Evansville Freedom Festival will feature the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute team. Watch VIDEO of a recent performance.

Updated Freedom Festival website >>

Harvey Liberman has spent thousands of dollars building radio-controlled model boats, reports WBIR-TV. His first model boat was a 1968 vintage hydroplane. Watch Harvey's story >>

New photos of U-6 Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison off-season work >>