Fabulous Tri-City Water Follies Weekend July 29th-31st, Are You Ready?
We're just days away from the action of Water Follies Weekend, Are you prepared?
Tri-City Water Follies: Hydroplane Racing on the Columbia River!
What are the happenings?
There will be hydroplane testing and racing, autograph sessions, vintage boats, and lots of vendor booths along the banks of the river. It's all about FUN.
When is the air show?
The popular HAPO Over the River Air Show will be at 11 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The show features the United States Air Force A-10 Demonstration Team.
Hydroplane racing is about speed. These boats are going fast, at over 220 miles per hour. According to Wikipedia:
The race is run on a 2.5-mile oval course located in an area on the Columbia River referred to as the McNary Pool.
Love them or hate them, hydroplanes on the Columbia River always bring a crowd to Tri-Cities.
However, some people choose to leave the area this particular weekend.
What is a roostertail?
I've been present for a few boat race weekends. By far, the MOST repeated word or term I heard was "roostertail." I googled it, of course. It has to do with the fountain a boat creates behind it. The faster a boat is going, the larger the rooster tails are. So, these boats are creating some AWESOME rooster tails. You can learn more about H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, here. The BIG race for the HAPO H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Columbia Cup is at 4:30 pm on Sunday.
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