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Seafair Hydroplane Races

Seafair Hydroplane Races 2011

One of the two major highlights of Seafair Weekend, the Albert Lee Cup features the world’s fastest racing boats. These boats race at speeds of 130 MPH- 200+ MPH and are known as hydroplanes because the are essentially a wing that flies over the water when it gets up to speed.

Maybe you’ve got well-heeled friends with lakefront homes on Lake Washington to enjoy the races, or you can just head to Genesee Park. The park will feature a variety of food vendors, a beer garden and a live entertainment stage. There will also be a variety of exhibits and activities, like flight simulators, climbing walls and a kids zone to keep them busy with inflatable rides, jumpers and games.

Seafair Weekend runs from Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7, 2011. You can check out the whole schedule or buy tickets in advance.