PHOTOS: U-48 Test Run

PHOTOS: Todd Tamayao

PHOTOS: U-48 Test Run

PHOTOS: Todd Tamayao

VIDEO: 1952 Film Shows Hydroplane Tradition

The 1952 film 'Where Rooster-tails Fly' shows the hydro racing tradition of Seafair. "The best drivers in the world are here (for the Gold Cup)... more than 300,000 people are in attendance, the largest crowd to ever watch a sporting event."


PHOTOS: U-48 test session in Seattle

PHOTOS: Lon Erickson

Formulaboats Announces Pre Season Test

May 14, 2009
The U-5 and U-7 Formulaboats Unlimited hydroplanes will conduct pre season test sessions the weekend of June 20-21 at the Buckeye Cup Regatta just north of Coulmbus, Ohio.
The event consists of both current and vintage inboard hydroplanes, OPC race boats and other water related events. All the action will take place for the first time this summer at the Alum Creek State Park Reservoir.
For more information about this Father's Day weekend event, visit and

VIDEO: New ABRA Promotional Video

U-48 Testing in Seattle Thursday: Photos, Video Wanted!

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Thunder & LIGHTS Magazine Available Now

Thunder & LIGHTS Magazine brings you the 2009 Racing Season! Inside you will find history, stats and news. 112 pages of stunning photos, a Spectators Guide to following the races, Racing Venues with information on every race site along the ‘09 season, profiles of the Light’s Top Ten Drivers, and more!

On Newsstands $4.95 each. To order individual copies by mail within the U.S., please send $8.00 to cover cost of magazine and first class postage to:

Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association
375 East Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027

International orders, please fax your request to (425) 557-8634. Please include name, address and an email contact.