47th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races on the Columbia River

47th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races on the Columbia River
Well it’s that time of year again, time to head down to Kennewick Washington's Columbia Park for the 47th Annual Columbia Cup for the Unlimited Hydroplanes race at the Water Follies. The Columbia Cup is the 8th race in the Oberta Sausage company’s Oh Boy! Oberta Championship Series. The Water Follies sponsored by Lamb Weston will take place, July 27 – 29, and will be full of high speed hydroplane racing in the Columbia River and an over the river air show. The weekend festivities will begin on Thursday, July 26 with a Fluor Hydro Golf Tournament and finish up on Sunday, July 39 with the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup Unlimited Final. The rest of the weekend will be full of various hydroplane heats, air shows and fly-ins, food, and other festivities here is a complete schedule of events for the weekend.

The cost to attend the Water Follies varies depending on the type of package you would like to purchase. A weekender two-day admission ticket would cost $25 for adults and $10 for children (ages 6-12), a Saturday general admission ticket would cost $15 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-12), a Sunday general admission ticket would cost $25 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-12), a one day pit access (which does not include park admission) would cost $10 per person, or you could purchase a 3-day pit pass which includes park admission for $45. There is no admission charge on Friday, only a $5 parking fee, and during the weekend all children 5 and under are free. Parking at Columbia Park costs $5 per car on Friday or Saturday and $10 on Sunday, the only entrance for parking at Columbia Park is right off the Blue Bridge where the Hydroplane stand is, there is also parking in Pasco off of Sylvester Street that is free on Friday, costs $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Or if you would like to avoid paying parking fees then take the Benton Franklin Transit who will be shuttling people back and forth between the park and various places around the Tri Cities, check out the special event schedule to find when and where buses are leaving from.

Weekend's Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 26
1:00pm Fluor Hydro Golf Tournament – Canyon Lakes

Friday, July 27
8:15am Grand Prix West Testing
9:10am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
11:30am – 1:30pm HAPO Community Credit Union Air Show
1:50pm H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifying
4:00pm Legends Casino Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
4:35pm Grand Prix West Dash for Cash
5:05pm Charter Business Unlimited Hydroplane Dash for Cash

Saturday, July 28
8:15am Grand Prix West Qualifying
9:10am Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
11:30am – 1:30pm HAPO Community Credit Union Air Show
12:00pm Metz Mobile Marine Autograph Session
1:45pm Legends Casino Vintage Heat 1
2:15pm Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 598 Grand Prix West Heat 1A
2:45pm Cascade Natural Gas Unlimited Hydro plane Heat 1A
2:30pm HAPO Air Show Autograph Session
3:05pm Cascade Natural Gas Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1B
3:35pm Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 598 Grand Prix West Heat 2A
4:00pm Legends Casino Vintage Heat 2

Sunday, July 29
8:00am Testing, Unlimited & Grand Prix West Hydroplanes
9:30am Legends Casino Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition
10:15am Opening Ceremonies
10:45am Connell Oil Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2A
11:05am H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2B
11:30am – 1:30pm HAPO Community Credit Union Air Show
2:00pm Atomic Screen Printing Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3A
2:20pm H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3B
2:45pm Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 598 Grand Prix West Final
3:15pm Legends Casino Vintage Finale
4:00pm Lamb Weston Columbia Cup

HAPO Community Credit Union Air Show Daily Schedule

For more information about the Tri Cities Water Follies call 509.783.4675, visit the Water Follies website, or email the Water Follies team.

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3 Responses to "47th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races on the Columbia River"

Shirley Kelly wrote: Great information and it sounds like guest are in for a really good time. I was surprised by how reasonably priced the admission tickets are. I spend more than that going out to the movies.

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 at 12:53pm.

Lamb Weston’s Free Fry Friday Throughout Tri Cities Washington wrote: [...][...] Lamb Weston, this year’s sponsor of the Columbia Cup is also sponsoring Free Fry Friday today, July 23. Stop by a participating restaurant and order [...][...]

Posted on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 7:02am.

Summer Events at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick Wa wrote: [...][...] Party On July 29, 2011 come on out to Clover Island Inn for an evening of fun and gear up for the 46th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races, Colorblind will be playing. Things will kick off at 7:00pm and go until about 11:00pm. The cost is [...][...]

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 3:03pm.