Gear Up for Some Serious G-Forces and Good Times

UPDATE: City officials have announced that they have been unable to locate any property owners who could produce a deed of title proving their frontage lot lines extend below the high water mark. Therefore, it is confirmed that the lakebed and waters up to the high water mark are recognized as public waters held in trust by the State of Washington. Consequently, the earlier decision to deny the park permit for race operations to the Seattle Outboard Association has been rescinded, and a weekend conditional use permit will be granted, as was previously allowed.

Attention all thrill seekers and aviation enthusiasts! Mark your calendars! The iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels together with the amazing Airforce Thunderbirds with be tearing up the skies over Angle Lake during the heart pounding Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta Hydroplane races hosted by Seattle Outboard Association. Mark your calendars for September 7th and 8th for this high-octane spectacle that combines the roar of the hydroplanes with the awe-inspiring precision of the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds!

That's right, get ready for a weekend of double the excitement as the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds perform their awe-inspiring low ceiling aerial maneuvers alongside the high-speed spectacle of the j-series hydroplane races. And the fun doesn't stop there! Seafair is returning as a prime sponsor of the weekend event and will be bringing back all your favorite elements.

Mingle with the wacky and wonderful Seafair Clowns who’ll be spreading smiles throughout the event, grab a bite from a variety of delicious food trucks, and enjoy a soundtrack of all-day live music on stage to keep the energy pumping. And on Saturday Night, the Shore Club will be producing a most amazing fireworks display launched from three separate locations on the lake, fired in unison for a pyrotechnic show not seen since Independence Day 2022.

Whether you're a die-hard hydroplane fan or simply looking for an unforgettable family outing, it's a weekend for the whole family and one that you won’t want to miss. So mark your calendars now for your chance to witness the magic of this Seafair Community Event! 

(Post Script: This article is an April Fools Joke)

Additional Comment from the Author: While the above post was created in the spirit of tricking the reader with fake news on April Fools Day, except for the Blue Angles and Thunderbirds flying overhead, imagine what a marquee event this could have eventually evolved into for the City of SeaTac and the region had it not been for a few selfish, short-sighted malcontents who opposed the idea. 

Replace the air show with Touch a Truck to bring more families to the park, increase the variety of food trucks, add all day music, and offer bouncy houses and games to keep families at the park throughout the day and what could have been created is a world class event offered to the residents of SeaTac and our neighbors throughout the South Sound area. But alas, it is now all for not. The Will of the select few has won out.

The comments above are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Angle Lake Shore Club Board or it's members. Click the following link to revisit our past April Fools Posts:

An Angle Lake Resident Requests Your Support

The following letter was written by an Angle Lake resident and Shore Club member and requested that it be posted on our ALSC blog site. Any comments or questions relating to this article may be sent to and shall be forwarded to Josh. 

My name is Josh Sweet and I have the privilege of being an Angle Lake resident, my family and I call the city of SeaTac home.

Many in our community may already be aware, the 4th of July fireworks celebration on Angle Lake is in jeopardy.  This week the SeaTac Blog published an online article noting that a complaint was filed with the city, specifically regarding the annual hydroplane races.  Unfortunately, the city’s legal interpretation of the referenced court ruling is being applied broadly due to fear of potential litigation and the fireworks show became collateral damage.

SeaTac Parks and Recreation is moving forward with $40,000 in funding to provide an aerial drone show in lieu of the long-standing tradition of supporting the fireworks display, which is also funded jointly by donations from the Angle Lake community.

The annual fireworks display, and 4th of July celebration is a mainstay of summer in SeaTac, drawing over 8,000 attendees in 2023, this event was a key factor in my family choosing to live on Angle Lake. In speaking with my neighbors who have been residents on and around Angle Lake since the 1950’s, they don’t recall a time in which 4th of July didn’t include a fireworks celebration apart from 2020/2021 due to Covid restrictions, it would be such a shame to see the celebration be diminished and fizzle out.

This event brings family, friends, and our broader community together and my ask to everyone is to sign and share our online petition; let’s come together and let the City of SeaTac know that we want the tradition of 4th of July fireworks on Angle Lake preserved and we are counting on the city’s sustaining contribution.

With thanks,

Josh Sweet
Angle Lake neighbor


The content in this guest post does not necessarily reflect the views of the Shore Club Board or it's many members. 

City of SeaTac Cancels Fireworks Show Following Resident Complaint

This year's Fourth of July celebration in SeaTac will see a change in the traditional fireworks display. Following a recent resident complaint, the city has opted to forgo the usual fireworks show.

However, all is not lost for those hoping for a dazzling display! According to South King Media, the City is exploring the possibility of a lighted aerial drone show staged off the beach of Angle Lake Park.

While a city-sponsored fireworks display is off the table, the Angle Lake Shore Club is exploring options to host their own independent show this year. A decision on their plans won't be finalized for at least a month or longer.

We understand this news may come as a disappointment to some. The Fourth of July fireworks are a beloved tradition for many in our community.

Stay tuned for further updates! We'll keep you informed about the possibility of an independent fireworks display produced by the Shore Club or any alternative plans announced by the City.

Read the report produced by Scott Schaefer and published in the “SeaTac Blog” 

Get Out on the Water!

Is lake life that much different aboard a boat? 

You Can That Bet it Is!

Up for grabs is a fantastic 12-foot pontoon boat that comfortably seats up to 6 people. Perfect for a day cruising around the lake with friends and family.

This versatile boat features both a gas-powered outboard motor for when you need to get up and go, and an electric trolling motor for quieter, stealthy fishing trips.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to make the most of your lake life!

Asking price: $3,000
Call Richie Damian: 510-677-9883

Act fast, this won't last! 

15 Years (and Now Looking for Fresh Faces!)

Can you believe it? It's true! The Angle Lake Shore Club Blog is celebrating its 15th anniversary at the end of this year! I’m incredibly proud of this milestone, and it wouldn't have been possible without the dedication of our amazing volunteer Board of Directors and the members of this incredible community who have contributed toward making this platform what it is today.

A Huge Thank You!

Over the years, I have worn many hats – writer, editor, social media wrangler, graphic designer – you name it! This ‘job’ has presented me with a diverse range of perspectives trying to keep our content fresh, and helping to connect with a wider audience. I am grateful to have been honored with your trust.

A Time for Change

As with all things in life, sometimes change is necessary. I am now interested in moving on to new adventures and I’m seeking for some fresh faces with a sharp mind, endless energy, and community centered interest to join our team!

Are You the Missing Piece?

If you're passionate about our club and the community you reside in, have a knack for writing, enjoy flexing your creative muscles, and want to be part of a dynamic online community, then we want to hear from you!

What We're Looking For:

  • Writers: We need talented storytellers who can craft engaging articles, interviews, or reviews relevant to our audience.
  • Editors: A keen eye for detail and a love for language are a must for our editing team.
  • Social Media Mavens: Can you craft captivating posts and keep our audience engaged? We need your social media magic!
  • Design Enthusiasts: Do you have a knack for creating eye-catching visuals? We'd love to have you on board!

This is your chance to:

  • Make a real difference in the online community
  • Develop your skills and gain valuable experience
  • Be part of a collaborative and supportive team

Ready to Join the Fun?

Send an email to expressing your interest in learning more about the specific volunteer opportunities we have available. We can't wait to hear from you!

Here's to 15 years, and a hope for many more to come!

With gratitude,
Clyde “Fuzz” Hill