I posted this video during the season, but someone posted it on You Tube this week, so we get to see it here (again). KOMO-TV followed the U-17 team through the process of building and racing their new boat last year.

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PHOTO AT RIGHT: Regatta website, Karl Fortner

Great story about Mary O'Brien, mother of U-17 crew member John O'Brien. "Seafair Mom" will be the bull nose sponsor of the Our Gang Racing hydroplane for the full season.

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PHOTO: U-17 website

5 Unlimited Lights, 3 Lighter than LIGHTS and 2 vintage boats are scheduled to test on April 17 in Seattle. Kayleigh Perkins will be testing the UL-72 Miss Boat Electric and Vince Xaudaro should have the newly re-furbished UL-929 ready to go (among others).

The full story is in the COMMENTS.

ABRA has a new article on Dr. Ken Muscatel and "dramatic" changes to the U-25 to make it faster for 2008. Read more >>