Additional Boat Class Added For Columbia Cup

The one liter hydroplanes will be added to the festivities at the Columbia Cup this coming July. Below is a release from the Tri-City Water Follies organization:


The Tri City Water Follies Association announced today that they will be adding 1-Liter hydroplanes to the 2013 Lamb Weston Columbia Cup weekend event.

The 1-Liter hydroplanes are an American Power Boat Association (APBA) class of light and quick boats that race at speeds approaching 105 mph.  They are approximately 15’ in length and are powered by personal watercraft engines.

“Water Follies is excited to invite the best 1-Liter hydroplanes in APBA Region 10 to compete in the Columbia Cup 1-Liter Challenge” said Water Follies President Mike Denslow. “The 1-Liter class is one of the fastest growing and most exciting groups to watch in boat racing”.

Washington State has a strong contingent of these race boats, boasting a fleet that includes half of the top ten finishers in national points from 2012.  The boats compete with several other classes of inboard hydroplanes in eleven races in Washington State during the summer.

“My family has been part of the Water Follies for a number of years as volunteers,” said local 1-liter owner John Culver. “But this year will be special because I will get to race my own boat in the show, with my son as the driver,” he said. “I think the fans will be excited to see the level of competition from these boats”

For additional information about 1-Liter Hydroplanes go to