VIDEO: Even more interviews from Columbia Cup 2008

In addition to the 7 hours of live coverage and all the interviews and videos on HydroInsider.com and the HydroInsider.com LIVE BLOG, I spent the weekend running around with the race coverage teams and venturing off on my own doing interviews.

I'm pretty impressed with my new toy, a point-and-shoot video camera called the Flip Phone. Line it up, press record and shoot. When you're done, pop out the USB drive and upload to You Tube. It's truly idiot proof. Records 60 minutes of video and costs under $150.

Anyway, there are another 30 + interviews to watch if you still need a hydro fix!


PHOTO: That's it, the flip video, except mine is green.

VIDEO: David Bryant interview after finals

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

VIDEO: Dave Villwock interview after finals

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

VIDEO: Jean Theoret interview after finals

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

VIDEO: More than 25 videos and interviews from Columbia Cup 2008

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

PHOTOS: Steve David on the dock after the win



VIDEO: Steve David after winning Columbia Cup 2008

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

VIDEO: Brian Perkins takes 2nd place in finals

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

Columbia Cup Final Results

  1. U6 Oh Boy! Oberto
    Steve David
  2. U50 Miss Albert Lee
    Brian Perkins
  3. U5 FormulaBoats.com
    Jeff Bernard
  4. U7 FormulaBoats.com
    Jimmy Shane
  5. U1 Ellstrom Elam Plus
    Dave Villwock
  6. U10 Hoss Mortgage Investors
    David Bryant

    U37 Beacon Plumbing
    Jean Theoret
    DNF

    U3 Withdrew from Final allowing the U7 take the final slot

Complete Results, Coverage and more than 25 Columbia Cup videos at HydroInsider.com >>

Heat 3B

Unofficial

1. U-10
2. U-3
3. U-6
4. U-17
5. U-5 (1 lap penalty--lane infraction)

Heat 3A

Unofficial

1. U-37
2. U-1
3. U-13
4. U-50
5. U-100
6. U-7

VIDEO: Two private boats catch fire at races, people jump to safety

The heat has been put on hold due to a private boat on fire just off the race course. The heat will be run. U50 now on course.

Heat draws 3A, 3B

Heat 3A

U-1
U-7
U-13
U-37
U-50
U-100

Heat 3B

U-3
U-5
U-6
U-10
U-17

Heat 3 Draws

Heat 3A- 1, 37, 50, 100, 13, 7

Heat 3B- 3, 6, 10, 17, 5

VIDEO: Dave Villwock after heat win

U-48 done for the day

Rudder bracket snapped, water cooling line broke. They are withdrawing from the weekend. Parts are at the bottom of the river.

U-48, UL-72 Update


David Williams is back on the shore, a little shaken up, but OK. Said he thinks maybe they hit something. The rudder bracket is mangled, and there may be some damage to the prop.


Kayleigh Perkins said she heard a pop right before her UL-72 went dead. The team only has one engine for the weekend...

U-48 David Williams update

Just talked to the U-48 crew. David Williams is OK, but got a little roughed up toward the end of the heat.

Heat 2C

Unofficial

1. U-10
2. U-100
DNF U-48
DNS U-17

Heat 2B

Unofficial

1. U-6
2. U-37
3. U-13
DNS U-7

Heat 2A

Unofficial

1. U-1
2. U-3
3. U-5
4. U-50

Officials are reviewing the start by U-5. Bernard did take an extra lap if he did jump the gun at the start. It was close.

Heat 2A, 2B, 2C Draws... revised

Heat 2A

U-1
U-3
U-5
U-50


Heat 2B

U-6
U-7
U-13
U-37

* NOTE: U-25 [ WITHDRAWN ]

Heat 2C

U-10
U-17
U-48
U-100

LIVE STREAMING UP NOW

Buckle in, we've got 7 hours of continuous live coverage from Tri-Cities, WA! Go to HydroInsider.com to watch >>

LIVE STREAMING starts at 10am

The broadcast kicks off with a replay of Heats !A, 1B and 1C then goes to live racing through 5pm (or whenever it ends).

LIVE VIDEO STREAM at KNDU's HydroInsider.com >>

Mark Allen and Steve Montgomery will have the play-by-play. Locally, you can turn to KNDU-TV in Tri-Cities, WA or KNDO-TV in Yakima, WA to watch the coverage on TV.

Because of the live streaming coverage, the blog coverage will be a little different today. Kirk Duncan has agreed to give you updates, but there will be less material from on-site... we're all busy with the broadcast! But, I figured you'd all rather watch it live than read about it after-the-fact.

Morning News

Jimmy Shane and U-7 went to test in the morning session and appear to be ready to race today.

The U-25 Procraft Windows has withdrawn from today's Columbia Cup. Dr. Ken Muscatel said steering issues that forced the boat to violently turn left in yesterday's Heat 1C can't be fixed today.

Chief Referee Mike Noonan has changed the draws for todays first set of heats. Both U-25 and U-7 did not qualify and were given Commissioner's options. They were seeded before the heat draws into their heats. So, since the U-25 has withdrawn, the U-7 will be moved from Heat 2A to Heat 2B. The rest of the boats in each heat stays the same---4 boats in each of the three heats.

U-25 Update

U-25 and Ken Muscatel have withdrawn for the weekend due to problems with steering cables that snapped during heat racing on Saturday. Here's the video report from Sat night, including an interview with Dr. Ken and video fo the incident.