Hydroplane racing

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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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.

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

#MissHomeStreet Final Heat Tri Cities 2017

1974 Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Highlights

Racing highlights from 74 Seafair

Feb 2013 Qatar Unlimited Hydroplane Race

Complete hydroplane race from Doah, Qatar

2013 Oryx Cup Heat 2A: #11/#21 Crash onboard #21 Snoqualmie Casino

Brian Perkins was uninjured when the #11 Peters & May climbed over the top of his hydroplane and partially disintegrated during Heat 2A

2016 Tri-Cities Test: J. Michael Kelly Helmet Cam

Ride along with J. Michael Kelly in the U-5 Graham Trucking Unlimited hydroplane during testing on the Columbia Cup course in Kennewick, WA on June 10, 2016

1973 Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race

Highlights from 1973 Seafair

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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2013 Qatar Unlimited Hydroplane Crash Flip

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

2017 Gold Cup Final Heat (First Attempt): U-7 Spirit of Detroit accident w/U-12

Onboard with Bert Henderson in the Final Heat at the 2017 President's Cup in Detroit, MI. Henderson was uninjured in the incident.

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

Oberto Racing U1 Hydroplane Heat 2A Gold Cup Tri-Cites, WA

Tri-Cities Water Follies Gold Cup 2015.
Heat 2A

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Boat - Quickest and fastest boat in the world!

The Problem Child Top Fuel Hydro Drag Boat team with Daryl Ehrlich behind the wheel. This was the quickest pass ever recorded at 253.46 MPH in 3.368 seconds to 1000' at Mission Bay in San Diego, CA on 9/15/12.

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.

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

U3 Cooper Racing Piston Powered Unlimited Hydroplane 2009

The U3 crushes the turbine powered boats at 2009 Seafair - this is the Worlds fastest Piston powered Unlimited Hydroplane of all-time

Unlimited Hydroplane Crash Video

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A hydroplane crash compilation
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