2011 Seafair Hydroplane Races: Will Dave Villwock win his 11th Albert Lee Cup?
Seafair 2011 has been a big success and Sunday is the final day of the hydroplane races. The US Navy's Blue Angels will be on hand as part of the day's air show events.
An exciting weekend of hydroplane races wraps up on Sunday at Seafair on Lake Washington. Hydroplane racing legend Dave Villwock will attempt to win his 11th Albert Lee Cup as the driver of the U-96 Spirit of Qatar.
Villwock has won 64 races in the Hydroplane Series, more than any other driver in the history of the sport.
Here is the schedule for the races, according to the official Seafair website:
10:40am Unlimited Hydroplanes Heat 2A Racing
11:00am Unlimited Hydroplanes Heat 2B Racing
12:00pm Unlimited Hydroplanes Heat 3A Racing
12:20pm Unlimited Hydroplanes Heat 3B Racing
3:00pm Unlimited Hydroplane Provisional Heat Racing
4:20pm Unlimited Lights Hydroplane Final Racing
4:40pm Unlimited Hydroplane Final Racing presented by Albert Lee Appliance
5:15pm Albert Lee Cup Awards Presentation
During a mid-day break in the action, the Blue Angels of the U.S. Navy will perform from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. The Blue Angels performance will include appearances by several world-renowned planes, including Fat Albert, a Lockheed-Martin C-130T Hercules that has been in shows since 1970.
The six-jet Delta Formation will be the finale of the Blue Angels' show. In case you were interested in a preview, here is a video from a 2009 performance in Toronto:
The air exhibitions over Lake Washington extend throughout the day and include a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration, a Boeing air show, and a low-level precision performance by Red Eagle Air Sports.
CBS affiliate KIRO TV will be broadcasting all the events at Seafair live from 10 AM to 5 PM. For those more radio-inclined, Sports Radio 950 KJR AM will be your destination.