Boat Racing

The Frank Hansen Memorial Regatta returns to Angle Lake this year September 9th and 10th. You can expect continuing race competition among the different classes featuring the Outboard Junior Series Hydroplanes, Runabouts, and the popular Tunnel Boats! 

This event is produced by Seattle Outboard Association, sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association and supported by Seafair as a Community Partner event. And new this year, host location for the Frank Hansen Honorary Award presented by the Angle Lake Shore Club.

2023 Weekend Festival Features
  • Outboard Motorboat Racing including Runabout, Tunnelboat and J-Hydroplane classes
  • 300ss Northwest Tour Championship Cup
  • Frank Hansen Honorary Award presented by the ALSC
  • 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
  • 90.5 FM broadcasting Tower Announcements Live 
  • Food Trucks 
  • Seafair Clowns! Saturday, 1:00 pm

Saturday, Sept 9th & 10th
New Folks in Boats
Meet Future Stars and Legendary Boat Drivers

Saturday, Sept 9th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
All Day Racing
NW Tour Championship Cup

Sunday, Sept 10th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9/11 Commemoration
All Day Racing
Frank Hansen Honorary Award

Worried about an empty stomach? We're cooking up plans to have food available for purchase on site, served up from locally famous food trucks. On the menu are hamburgers from "Little Chicken Burgers", mexican dishes from "Tacos El Guero" and Cold Refreshments so that you won't have to miss a moment of the race action!  

Weekend Festival Partners
We'd like to recognize and thank the following organizations for their tremendous support of this Seafair Community Partner Event:



Frank Hansen was a retired airline pilot, who served 16 years as a City of SeaTac Council Member, including three terms as Mayor. Frank was SeaTac's first mayor and is still considered by many to have been our best. As a longtime member of the Angle Lake Shore Club, Frank enthusiastically supported the club’s ongoing efforts of sustaining long held traditions on the lake and he frequently encouraging board members to consider bringing new events to the community. 

This encouragement motivated Shore Club Advisor, Steve Beck, to consider bringing hydroplane boats ‘back’ onto the lake after hearing the stories that Frank shared with him regarding races held here years ago. The annual outboard motorboat race regatta is named in honor of Frank Hansen and in recognition of the impact his legacy had on the community.

The Seattle Outboard Association was founded in 1929 to organize outboard hydroplane racing in the greater Seattle area. Seattle outboard association is an affiliate through APBA (American Powerboat Association). 

This organization is a proud boat racing club that started the careers of professional hydroplane drivers Chip Hanauer, JW Myers, Greg Hopp and the 2023 National Points Champion and Seafair Gold Cup Winner J Michael Kelly! 
This is your chance to view hydroplane race drivers of the future before they become stars! 


Anonymous said...

Great event and we’ll presented narrative!

William Edwards said...

So pleased to see confirmation that this great community event will continue yet again and SeaFair sponsored is huge addition to keeping this community vibrant and fun. Thank you all for supporting this awesome event in honor of Frank and for the great representation in this blog notice.

All the best -

William Edwards