Regatta Review #204

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup Race Is This Weekend

When the H1 Unlimited hydroplane series returns to scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene this weekend, it will mark the return of the sport to the North Idaho area after an absence of 45 years.

When the World's Fastest Race Boats last appeared in Coeur d'Alene, the year was 1968 and the Diamond Cup was won by a young Seattle Driver named Billy Schumacher driving Miss Bardahl.  Schumacher sat in an open cockpit behind a massive WWII piston aircraft engine and raced against drivers who make up the sport's Hall of Fame.

For the rest of that story visit:

See the full race schedule here:

The racing will be live streamed here:
It looks like it will be $2 per day and be commercial free. Due to a possible upcoming TV deal, H1 can't livestream for free so they have made every attempt to keep the cost down.

Reminder - 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Party

Dear Volunteers,

On behalf of the DRRA Board of Director's I would like to thank you for your dedication and commitment to see that the 2013 Detroit APBA Gold Cup was a success.

I would personally like to invite you and a guest to this year's volunteer appreciation party to be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Pit Tower.

Location: Pit Tower, Dodge Pits
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm Happy Hour, 6:00 pm Dinner, 7:00 pm Awards

BBQ Dinner, soda, water, wine and beer will be available courtesy of the DRRA.

Volunteers need to bring their own chairs.

Please RSVP by September 20th by calling 586-774-0980, leave a message if necessary or by contacting us.  It is very important for volunteers to RSVP, so that we can have an accurate count for food and beverages.

Look forward to seeing you on September 26th.

Tom Bertolini
President & Race Director

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