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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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Top 10 Most Spectacular Hydroplane Crashes

A countdown of the most spectacular crashes ever to happen in Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

Race Rewind: 2018 HAPO Columbia Cup Final Heat

Final Heat of the 2018 HAPO Columbia Cup in Tri-Cities, WA.
Radio call by 610 KONA.
Pasco side video courtesy of Jaydin Marlow.
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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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Key West Offshore Racing.. Against the Odds

The 2014 Key West Offshore Racing World Championships proved to be one of the most exciting in history with a combined total of 9 unlimited class offshore boats competing for the Holy Grail of Offshore Racing. The Unlimited Class Championship trophy and the bragging rights that your team is the fastest offshore racing team in the world. These exotic machines are packing 3-4 thousand horsepower in lightweight ocean racing hulls are capable of speeds in excess of 200mph and accelerate at breathtaking speeds.

The race is a week long event made up of 3 races and 3 test days racking up over 160 miles of full speed offshore racing action. Staying in the points race and maintaining a healthy fast boat are the keys to success. As the saying goes....To be the best...you must win in Key West.

Miss Geico was down in the points due to some technical challenges the first two events and needed some good luck and a big win on Sundays rough race. with rain forecasted and winds at 20 knots Team USA was determined to show the world what she was made of...and thats what she delivered

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

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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Charlotte Gilbert at Bodymoor 2008 Powerboat Racing

Charlotte Gilbert racing at Bodymoor 2008.
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Hydroplane Racing League F2500 Stevenson's F-10 engine final run

Final break-in and tune for the F-10 racing engine

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
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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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Unlimited Hydroplane Crash Video

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A hydroplane crash compilation
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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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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

Scale RC Hydroplane Racing Pit Tour R/C Unlimiteds Diamond Cup 2018

1/6 scale gas, 1/8 scale nitro and electric, and 1/10 scale electric hydroplanes all challenge for the R/C Unlimiteds Diamond Cup in Ellensburg WA

New Zealand hydroplane ANNIHILATOR .Tauranga. 2013

au cour de notre voyage en Nouvelle Zélande en 2012/2013 course de super power hydroplane HANNIHILATOR

2018 APBA Gold Cup Final Heat

Final Heat of the 2018 APBA Gold Cup in Detroit, MI.
Penalty during racing action was levied on the U-11 for failure to maintain lane. Also, the U-7 was disqualified for entering DMZ.

Power Boat Hydroplane Racing Longtails in Thailand

- Thai longtail boat races in Thailand
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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