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GoPro: Fastest Hydroplane on Earth

After over a 100 years of evolution in race boat design, the modern Unlimited Hydroplane is the worlds fastest race boat, capable of speeds over 200mph and powered by a 3000 horsepower Lycorning T-55 L-7 military Chinook helicopter turbine engine. Welcome to H1 Unlimited.

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Race Rewind: 2018 Guntersville Hydrofest Final Heat

Final Heat from the Guntersville Lake Hydrofest Race for the Southern Cup on June 24, 2018 in Guntersville, Alabama. One of the closest finishes in H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing history.

Infield Drone footage courtesy: David E. Cooper (EQB View)
U-1 cockpit footage courtesy: Miss Madison Racing
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2017 Madison Regatta - H1 Unlimited - Final Heat

All four boats hit the water for the Indiana Governor's Cup final heat and a surprising winner is crowned.

2017 Albert Lee Seafair Cup Final Heat

Jimmy Shane takes the 2017 Albert Lee Seafair Cup after an epic battle with Andrew Tate. Tate was penalized 1 minute for dislodging a buoy before the start.
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GoPro: H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

H1 Unlimited is unlike any other racing on Earth! Get a behind the scenes glimpse into Thunder Boat racing and see what a boat going 200mph looks like!

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Top 10 Most Spectacular Hydroplane Crashes

A countdown of the most spectacular crashes ever to happen in Unlimited Hydroplane Racing
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GoPro: Boat Backflip

Fifty years and still flipping. When things go wrong in H1 Unlimited Hydroplane boat racing they get airborne.

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Charlotte Gilbert at Bodymoor 2008 Powerboat Racing

Charlotte Gilbert racing at Bodymoor 2008.

Unlimited Hydroplane Crash Video

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How technology is impacting hydroplane boat racing

GeekWire space & science editor Alan Boyle talks with Shannon Raney and Tom Thompson from the Miss DiJulio/J&D's H1 Unlimited hydroplane crew at Seattle's Seafair about how they use technology in their boat to win races.
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Power Boat Hydroplane Racing Longtails in Thailand

- Thai longtail boat races
Race weekend at Samut Songhram in Thailand
Top Speed recorded at 165 kph (102 mph)
Ang Nam Chaimongkol August 2009
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Engines generally used for this type of boat are:

Rotavator Engines (Hand Plough) 150cc 2 stroke

Car Engines - Usually Toyota 1600cc

Rotax Engines (very old 2 stroke engines) - twin cylinder 600cc

Races are held for each class and there is an Unlimited class which are the fastest boats.

The Toyota 1600cc to 2000cc engined craft are in the Unlimited Class.
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Feb 2013 Qatar Unlimited Hydroplane Race

Complete hydroplane race from Doah, Qatar
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Inside the Cockpit

Ever wondered about the in and outs of a Hydroplane cockpit?
Jimmy Shane walks through the basics of the Miss Madison/ Oberto cockpit

Grand Prix Hydroplane GP1 Morning warm up at Lake Eppalock

This was the morning warm up for Grant Harrison in GP1 at Lake Eppalock before a big day of racing

1974 Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Highlights

Racing highlights from 74 Seafair
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Drag Boat Crash Compilation - WW #59

Drag racing on the water is a whole different animal then in cars on the asphalt. The pilots in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series go fast and wreck hard. Here are a few viscous crashes from years past

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2018 Guntersville Hydrofest - H1 Unlimited Final Heat Live Stream

Live coverage of the 2018 Guntersville Hydrofest and the Race for the Southern Cup.

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Outboard Racing Silver Lakes Promo

Set to 720 HD for best quality. Silver Lake Everett, WA. Silver Lake Castlerock, WA. Two great race sites for fans! seattleoutboard.org

2013 Qatar Unlimited Hydroplane Crash Flip

Scary crash from the Feb, 2013 Hydro race in Qatar.

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