PORT ANGELES — A piston-powered unlimited light hyrdoplane skips along the surface of Port Angeles Harbor.
Its roostertail sprays high into the air as the sleek “thunderboat” hits speeds of more than 130 mph.
The hydroplane makes a tight turn, thrilling the crowd watching from Hollywood Beach, Ediz Hook and other vantage points.
This vision becomes a reality Oct. 4 and 5 when the Peninsula Watersports Association hosts the newest event on the unlimited light hydroplane racing circuit — Port Angeles Water Festival.
More than 30 hydroplanes are expected to take to the water of Port Angeles Harbor for the event, which wraps up the 2003 unlimited light hyrdoplane series.
“These will be one step down from the Miss Bud, one step down from the unlimiteds,” said businessman Bob Harbick, who is organizing the event along with Victoria Express operator Jack Harmon.
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