"Every half a second it’s like someone is hitting you on the head with a two-by-four"

McKay doesn’t define hydroplane racing as a dangerous sport, but doesn’t deny that it’s a tough one. “It’s physically demanding; especially a rough course, can do a number on you; it’s a bear,” he says. “Several forces are working against you, plus every half a second it’s like someone is hitting you on the head with a two-by-four.” For spectators, he says, it’s like watching a ballet, but inside the boat is more like football.


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2009 Seafair Grand Marshals Announced

KIRO 7 unveiled the 2009 Seafair Grand Marshals Friday morning. This year, for the festival's 60th anniversary, there are two: Former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren and long-time Seafair hydroplane race announcer Pat O'Day.


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