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The race opened with a fly by of two F18s from Whidbey, followed by an SH60 and SAR swimmer with an American flag.
There was a class of these 40HP outboards in a boat about the size of your bathtub.
Most of the boats were in classes defined by engine displacement, 1.5 liter, 2.5 liter, or E350 (cubic inches for you euros).
Here is the number 8 Crazy Eights racing boat on the water. Codguy and I found out about this race talking to their crew at TriCities. They replaced an engine and more on Saturday just to get on the water Sunday.
We sat right outside the pits and they literally craned some of the boats directly over our heads. OSHA was nowhere to be found. On the underside of the hull these boats have placards telling rescuers what kind of safety devices they have on board.
We talked to this crew for a while on Sunday. The driver of the boat who builds and races anything on wheels or water is battling cancer. Hence the faster than cancer sign on the hull. He won his race on Sunday. Hopefully he wins his battle with cancer.