Unlimited Resource Roundup!
  • Welcome to the Unlimited racing resource roundup thread! In the posts below you will find a variety of online resources dedicated to all things Unlimited. We hope for this to be a living thread, with ongoing contributions to help provide a more complete picture of the Unlimited Hydro Category. Please share any additional educational, informational, or commercial resources you may have!

    APBA Stock Outboard Category Information & Documents
    Unlimited Class Rules

    General APBA Information & Documents
    Membership Application

    Adult Insurance Waver

    Minor Waver – Must be Printed In Color

    Race Sites
    Detroit Gold Cup – www.gold-cup.com
    Site dedicated to the oldest motorsport trophy and one of the most prestigious unlimited hydroplane races in the country

    Madison, Indiana -http://madisonregatta.com/
    One of the oldest and most popular racing series with H1 Unlimited and Powerboat P1 in attendance

    San Diego Bayfair on Mission Bay- http://www.sandiegobayfair.org/
    Only place where fans can experience Lucas Oil Dragboats and Unlimited Hydroplane racing in the same event.

    Seattle Seafair- http://www.seafair.com/default.aspx?SecID=915
    Official site for the Seattle Seafair

    Tri-City Water Follies- www.waterfollies.com
    Official site for the Columbia Cup

    Unlimited Clubs of APBA
    Unlimiteds Detroit – www.unlimitedsdetroit.com
    Detroit, Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Fan Club

    Unlimited Race Teams
    Detroit Unlimited Racing- http://www.detroitunlimited.com/
    Go Fast, Turn Left Racing- http://www.gofastturnleftracing.net/
    Miss Madison Racing Team - http://www.missmadison.com/
    Our Gang Racing- http://www.ourgangracing.com/
    Precision Performance Racing - http://www.u5racing.com/
    Schumacher Racing- http://www.schumacher88hydroplane.com/
    Unlimited Racing Group- http://www.u11racing.com/
    Webster Racing- http://www.websterracing.com/

    Unlimited Clubs/Organizations Outside of APBA
    Unlimited Light Hydroplane Racing Association- http://www.ulhra.org
    The Unlimited Lights

    H1 Unlimited – www.h1unlimited.com
    One of the oldest unlimited hydroplane organizations, high profile events attracting a large following

    General Boat Racing Resources
    Hydroplane History- www.lesliefield.com
    In depth site on the history of hydroplane racing with emphasis on unlimited, detailed descriptions on almost every boat

    Thunder The Bridge - http://thunderthebridge.blogspot.com/
    Blog about current and old news relating to unlimited hydroplanes

    Hydroplane And Raceboat Museum in Seattle - http://www.thunderboats.org
    Historical Museum Primarily dealing with Unlimiteds, worth a visit

    Motorsports Hall of Fame of America - Novi MI- http://www.mshf.com
    At least 10 inductees are from the Unlimited Hydroplane racing family!

    Hydroplane artist- http://www.hydroartprints.com
    Alan Ameel provides custom art related to hydroplanes

    Hydroplane Programme Covers - http://www.progcovers.com/hydro/covers.html
    Cool site with art memorabilia of hydroplane races

    Races & Events (Remaining Events as of September 12th, 2011)
    San Diego Bayfair Air National Guard Championship - http://www.apba.org/internal/show_sanction.php?EditID=10902
    September 16 - 18, Mission Bay, San Diego, California
    Conducted by the Thunderboats Unlimited, Inc.

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  • As the ANG H1 Unlimited fleet gears up for Doha, Qatar, Dave Villwock looks to set another record: a 10th season championship. Can he? Read the story by Gregg Mansfield (attached).

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  • Dave Villwock is the fastest qualifier in Doha. Read Gregg Mansfield's article-

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  • Doha, Qatar, November 18, 2011— Dave Villwock led the Spirit of Qatar team to its first national high points championship in four years by winning the first heat of the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship on Friday.
    Nov. 19, 2011- Scott Liddycoat wins the Oryx Cup! See attached story-

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  • Dave Villwock Nominated for Professional Sports Star of the Year
    Seattle, Wash., December 6, 2011—Air National Guard Hydroplane Series driver Dave Villwock is one of five candidates nominated Tuesday by the Seattle Sports Commission for Professional Sports Star of the Year presented by ROOT SPORTS. Read the story by Gregg Mansfield...

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  • H1 Unlimited Driver to be Honored at UIM Awards Gala in MonacoPasco, Wash., January 24, 2012— Rookie driver Scott Liddycoat will be honored early next month at the UIM Awards Giving Gala at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco for his victory at the 2011 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship in Qatar. It’s the first time H1 Unlimited’s Air National Guard Hydroplane Series has been represented at the February 11th event and the perk of winning a UIM World Championship. The Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) is the world’s governing body for powerboat racing. “I can’t wait to represent the sport at this prestigious event in Monte Carlo,” said Liddycoat, driver of the Valken.com boat. “Anyone I talk to, I want to share with them how great the sport is.” More than 80 world champions representing 25 countries are expected to attend the third annual UIM Awards Giving Gala. Not only does the event honor drivers who won UIM Powerboating World Championships in 2011, organizers will present the UIM Environmental Award and the Stefano Casiraghi Memorial Trophy. “After attending the UIM meetings in Abu Dhabi and seeing firsthand the structure and importance of this worldwide organization, I feel it is important that H1 be represented and our UIM World Champion be recognized along with the other champions who will be in attendance,” said Sam Cole, chairman of H1 Unlimited. “We do, after all, race some of the biggest, fastest boats in the Union Internationale Motonatique.” About 400 dignitaries from the sport, including His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, are expected to attend the gala. Liddycoat is looking forward to seeing Sheikh Hassan and thank him for bring the H1 Unlimited series back to Doha, Qatar, later this year. “I want to thank him for the opportunity and how excited I was to be a part of last year’s event,” said Liddycoat, who lives in Norfolk, Va. “The UIM Awards Giving Gala has developed into a key appreciated UIM event,” said UIM President Raffaele Chiulli. “Our Champions dream during the whole season is to step up on the stage of the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco and our partners and guests are really pleased to honor all together the protagonists of our sport. It is a great effort for our Federation but the 2011 Sport Season couldn't have a more prestigious closingevent.” As a rookie driver, Liddycoat finished third in the 2011 National High Points Championship. In addition to winning the season-ending Oryx Cup, Liddycoat had two second-place finishes and a third-place showing. For more information on the Air National Guard Series, visit www.h1unlimited.com

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  • Way to go Scott!   Cadi, Polly, Barbara, Jim, & Eli

    PS: Did you do a James Bond imitation and clean up at the gaming tables?

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  • Unlimited Hydroplane racing in China? Maybe...

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