Seafair slashes ticket, entry fee prices

Organizers of Seattle’s annual Seafair event have cut prices on several of the summer institution’s most popular events.Tickets to the popular hydroplane races, the three-day air show that annually features the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, and the Seafair Torchlight 8K run have been cut to $6.

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World Championsip in Qatar

ABRA's Sam Cole:

"I just come back from Qatar. They'll be applying at the meeting this week to sanction the IUM World Championship for this November. Everything is in place for the APBA to sanction the event in Qatar."

APBA's Mark Weber:

"It's a good day in Powerboat Racing."

More from ABRA/APBA announcement

ABRA's Sam Cole:

"For the good of the sport, this is what we need to do."

APBA's Mark Weber:

"I want everyone under one roof. It's healthy for the sport. We got the Unlimited Lights back about six months ago, now the Unlimiteds are back."

Sam Cole, Mark Weber on ABRA/APBA alignment

ABRA's Sam Cole:

"I think it's long overdue. I'm really thrilled to be able to bring back the Martini Rossi trophy to our national champion... and work with APBA to promote boat racing around the world."

"Brings the tradition back. All of our drivers have come up through APBA inboard race, our officials comes from APBA. It's a natural progression."

"It looks to the future, but preserves the past."

APBA's Mark Weber:

"We think this is good for the boat racing industry. We move through challenging times in an industry that needs support right now. United we stand."

"Having Unlimiteds back within our organization, that's good. It will take some confusion out of the industry. "It shows a good strong relationship and confidence" for the industry and potential sponsors.

Should also help race sites by pooling insurance, thereby reducing costs.

ABRA/APBA Joint Announcement

In a joint announcement by the ABRA and APBA. After a five year separation, the two entitites have reached an agreement to make Unlimited Hydroplane racing part of the APBA.