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David Cormier, James Crisp and Patrick Gleason take top honors.

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Record Crowd Attends H1 Awards Banquet

H1 Meetings And Awards Held

Mike Hanson Joins Ellstrom Racing

His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, president of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation and Ellstrom Racing owner Erick Ellstrom announced today that veteran crew chief Mike Hanson has joined the crew of the 96 Spirit of Qatar. In making the announcement, Ellstrom said, “Mike Hanson’s experience and skill set [...]

Mike Hanson Joins Ellstrom Racing

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Watch the 2013 H1 Awards Banquet
Watch the 2013 H1 Awards Banquet

The 2013 H1 Unlimited Awards Banquet was held on March 15, 2014 at the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA. Watch the archive of the streaming presentation here.

Jimmy Shane Named To Drive Oberto
Jimmy Shane Named To Drive Oberto

MISS MADISON RACING TEAM NAMES NEW DRIVER

2014 Oryx Cup Dates Announced
2014 Oryx Cup Dates Announced

His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, president of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation and H1 Unlimited Chairman Sam Cole have announced the 2014 running of the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship will take place November 20 – 22 on Doha Bay. The 2014 Oryx Cup will mark the sixth [...]

2013 Photo Contest
2013 Photo Contest

2013 Photo Contest Entries Are Closed

New 96 Getting Closer
New 96 Getting Closer

March 1st finds progress being made on the new 96 Spirit of Qatar, which will be the most state-of-the-art hydroplane ever designed and built. Owner Erick Ellstrom says, “Work is progressing nicely.  The frames are all in now and the tubes for the electrical are going in.  The steering system [...]

Voting Is Open For Nelawake Award
Voting Is Open For Nelawake Award

Voting is now open for the 2013 Vic Nelawake Spirit Award.  Winner will be announced at the H1 Unlimited Awards Banquet on March 15. CLICK HERE TO GO TO VOTING PAGE.

Diamond Cup Update
Diamond Cup Update

With stories circulating about the status of the Coeur d’Alene race – The H1 Executive Committee issued the following statement on Saturday; “Since the conclusion of the 2013 event in Coeur d’Alene, we have been working with the race organizers to complete fulfillment of the terms and conditions for the [...]

57 Race Team For Sale
57 Race Team For Sale

Mark Evans has announced plans to sell his Unlimited race team and move on to new projects that could include automotive power and a whole new way to build Unlimited Hydroplanes. Evans says he can offer a buyer a  “A great driving well maintained Mack Truck full of spare parts [...]

96 Spirit of Qatar Construction Update
96 Spirit of Qatar Construction Update

A February check on the progress of Ellstrom Racing’s new 96 Spirit of Qatar shows work progressing and the boat taking shape. The hull is ready for the addition of frames and decking.  All parts have been manufactured and are going on the boat. Erick Ellstrom says many of the [...]

Jack Regas Remembered
Jack Regas Remembered

Power boat racing lost one of its all-time great competitors on January 29, 2014. Jack Regas, the 1957 National High Point  Champion and 1958 APBA Gold Cup winner, passed away at his home in Nampa, Idaho.. He was 90 years old. Jack was the only Unlimited hydroplane driver in the decade [...]

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