Boat Racing Returns Sept 11th and 12th

Boat racing returns to the West Leg of Angle Lake starting Saturday, September 11th through Sunday, September 12th.  This event will require restricting access to the beach and part of the lower portion of the park.  Additionally, the boat ramp will be closed, as well as the open water access west of the Point. 

Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA), an organization founded in 1929, is bringing back the American Power Boat Association (APBA) hydroplanes, runabouts, and tunnel boats to Angle Lake September 11th and 12th for a fifth running of the Annual Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta!

Just like years prior, there will be two full days of boat racing excitement on the West leg of the lake. Spectators will again be welcome to enter into the Race Pits** to see the boats up close and meet the racers with their crew. 

Portions of the West leg of the lake will still be off limits for public access; however the restrictive boundary lines are expected to take up less area. We are planning to string together several of the ALSC Barges to form a ‘log boom’ on the eastside of the course, allowing boats to anchor up and welcoming spectators to bring their tables and chairs to watch the race action up close!

Since spectators aren’t able to clearly hear the race announcements outside the public park, our neighbor Allan Freedman is generously donating his time, lending his subject matter expertise and broadcasting equipment to enable low power FM transmission of the tower communications! Spectators and race enthusiasts from around the lake will be able to tune into FM 90.5 on Saturday and Sunday to hear all the race coverage broadcast from the tower!  Please be sure to express your appreciation to Allan’s selfless contribution of his time. 

If you’d like to know about the boats, races and drivers, you're invited to download a courtesy copy of ‘Hydro Basics’ authored by John M. Adams. John built his first outboard hydroplane at age 16 and actively raced for over 20 years in Region 10 with the Seattle Outboard Association. He is currently a retired driver and helps as a crew member of Adams Racing.   

** PLEASE NOTE: Entry into the race pits is restricted to spectators who have signed a waiver and are wearing close toed footwear.

Get Involved. Helping Others

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Local community members are invited to take free disaster response training classes taught by the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority—these classes start in late September.

The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority CERT program focuses on training individuals to help themselves and others following wide-spread emergencies and disasters. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT trained individuals can assist others by applying basic response and organizational skills. 

Those trained in basic CERT skills learn how to help others until professionals arrive. Classes will teach people how to:
  • Organize a team to establish priorities and develop an action plan.
  • Suppress small fires so they won’t turn into big problems. 
  • Perform light search and rescue to help reduce life-threatening situations.
  • Use triage and disaster medical operations to treat injuries.
Classes begin Sept. 28 on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
The last class is Saturday, Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about the program click here. To register for the next session, click here. Classes will be held at a select fire station in Kent. 

Road Safety Survey

The City of SeaTac wants to hear from the Angle Lake Community to help us ensure that walking, rolling, driving, cycling, public transit and more are safe and comfortable for everyone who use our roads. 

Road safety can include a lot of different things from crosswalks, bike lanes, street lighting and reducing  and/or enforcing speed limits. A few examples of some recent local projects focused on this category include: Pedestrian Safety along International Boulevard, SeaTac/Airport Station area pedestrian improvement project and a several other initiatives.

As development of a comprehensive Local Road Safety Plan continues, input from citizens identifying the most critical road safety issues and collecting proposed improvements strategies is essential. To that end,  the city is undergoing a broad outreach through the use of a community web survey, key stakeholder interviews, and targeted focus groups. 

Please share your opinion by taking the Local Road Safety Online Survey! 
The survey will remain open and available for your input until Wednesday, September 15th.