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The 2023 57th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River & Water Follies July 28-30, 2023 in Kennewick's Tri-Cities WA

50th Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River 2015About the Annual Columbia Cup Hydroplane Races On The Columbia River | Water Follies 
The 2023 HAPO Columbia Cup will mark the 57th time Unlimited Hydroplanes have raced on the Columbia River. This year’s event, like the inaugural in 1966, will most likely have 12 Unlimiteds in attendance. But the modern Unlimited Hydroplane has very little in common with those first boats that churned the waters of the Columbia River. The hydroplanes of today are almost more plane than hydro. They are thirty-foot long; 7,000-pound wings that glide over the water with only the bare minimum of the boat making contact with the river.…

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