Seafair Comes to Angle Lake!

The Frank Hansen Memorial Boat Race returns to Angle Lake this year with new features and an expanded schedule! 

19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Overflow Parking available at Alaska Airlines Headquarters Lot

FRIDAY Sept 9th
Meet and Greet with the Racers
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SATURDAY Sept 10th
All Day Racing
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

SUNDAY Sept 11th
9/11 Commemoration
New Folks in Boats
Seafair J-Series Gold Cup Trophy
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA) and SEAFAIR Community Events are partnering together this year to bring back the American Power Boat Association (APBA) hydroplanes, runabouts, and tunnel boats to Angle Lake September 10th and 11th for a sixth running of the Frank Hansen Memorial Races!

The same as in prior years, there will be two full days of boat racing excitement on the west leg of the lake from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm each day. Spectators will again be welcomed into the Race Pits** for self guided tours. However, what is new this year - 
  • The weekend event has been expanded to include a Friday for visitors to Meet and Greet the racers, their families and take photos with the boats! (This is a social event only, there'll be no racing Friday).
  • "New Folks in Boats" is a program providing aspiring racers with an introduction to the sport of outboard motor boat racing with an opportunity to attend the required driver certification training with on-hands boat operations. 
  • The Zone 3 Fire Cadets will present the colors at the 9/11 Commemoration event, local performing artist Izzy Parker will sing the National Anthem.
  • Angle Lake is now the race location for this years Seafair J-Series Gold Cup Trophy Race and will be presented on Sunday, Sept 11th.  

Portions of the western leg of the lake will still be off limits for public access; however there are plans  to anchor a couple 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!

Sectators 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 announcements broadcast from the tower! 

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.   

** Note: Entry into the race pits requires spectators to signed a waiver and wear close toed footwear.

1 comment:

LPG said...

On Saturday morning just before racing begins at around 11:00 am the SOA does a wonderful tribute to 9-11.

If you live on the lake go down to your dock and pay tribute to those victims, first responders, military and veterans who sacrificed life and limb on not only that tragic day but also in bringing justice to the terrorists responsible.