Video Recap: 2013 Season

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In spite of our sport of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing being in an ebb tide, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy the most recent season of racing.  Here’s a recap of the 2013 races, all conveniently packaged together for your viewing. Special thanks to a great question from Mark for the inspiration: I remember watching the hydroplane races on TV. What network carries the races now? I have not seen them in many years and I am a big fan. Enjoy! UHR Dave 2013 Oryx Cup UIM World Championship CBS Sports Network Published on Nov 27, 2013 CBS Sports Network … Continue reading

San Diego Final Unlimited Hydroplane Race on 2013 Schedule

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Time to race One More Time! Before we get to the last Unlimited Hydroplane race of the season, lets pause for a moment.  Coeur d’Alene has successfully wrapped up its return to Unlimited Hydroplane Racing after decades of calm water.  By all reports, it has cemented itself firmly in future schedules and will no doubt be a key stop on the future racing circuit.  Congratulations to Doug Miller and his entire Diamond Cup Team! In addition to a successful return to CDA, this year’s overall activities have yet again provided for an interesting year.  Some would say a very challenging … Continue reading

Coeur d’Alene Schedule Released – Laying Groundwork for Future

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Detailed Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Schedule First, exciting news from Coeur d’Alene – the detailed 2013 Diamond Cup Schedule has been released!  The weekend is shaping up to be a fun one, with exciting activities for all ages.  (Hold that thought for a second.  We’ll pick that up after the schedule and discuss why this sort of schedule is critical for the future of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing, and take a look at what else might be up Doug Miller’s sleeve for next year.) 2013 Diamond Cup EVENT SCHEDULE V2.1 (08/16/13) FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013 9:00A ALL Driver/Crew Chief Pre-Water Meeting 10:00A-Noon … Continue reading

Friday in Detroit: Qualifying Excitement

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Check out the video at the bottom.  These guys really know how to call an Unlimited Hydroplane Race! Expanded Coverage Links on Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Schedule Page. With the Detroit Gold Cup underway, check the Unlimited Hydroplane Racing Schedule page for expanded links to “everything Detroit.” In addition to reference information like the Event Schedule, Fan Guide and Event Map, be sure to see links to: Live Video Streaming Live Audio Streamimg (Windows) Live Audio Streaming (iTunes) 10 Things to Know if you Go. If you’re planning to attend the Detroit Gold Cup this weekend, this is a great summary … Continue reading

CDA Making Hydroplane Racing Progress PDQ


When we last checked in with Doug Miller and his progress with the Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup, he and the team had a blast conducting a press event to confirm “all systems GO” for Unlimited Hydroplane Racing in Northern Idaho over Labor Day, 2013. With the momentum they enjoyed leading up to the press event, and with what has been accomplished to date, we are long overdue to provide an update on their progress. And what progress they’ve made! With the launch of a new site and continually adding more content, they are on their way.  Let’s take a look … Continue reading

Full Event Schedule Counters Mother Nature


Unlimited Hydroplane Racing is many things.  Sport.  Art.  Science.  As fans, we connect by way of the competition.  We revel in the beauty and style of these magnificent machines.  Many of us don’t really grasp why these boats can go as fast as they do, seemingly creating a full rap sheet of violations to many of Newton’s laws. While Unlimited Hydroplane Racing is all of these, it is also an activity that relies on the elements.  Mother Nature consistently smiles on our sport/art/science, but at times she has, well, other ideas.  Reference the disappointing weekend in Madison. First, let’s set … Continue reading

2013 Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup Press Announcement

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Commodore Doug Miller confirms Labor Day racing. It is always exciting to learn about the expansion of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing.  It’s good for the sport; it’s good for the teams; and it’s good for the fans.  Never mind just how great it is for the local economies and the communities surrounding a race site. But when someone can call a “friend of the site” it has special meaning. It is no secret Mr. Miller has had significant challenges to face in bringing this race back to Coeur d’Alene.  We’ve talked here about some of those challenges.  But by persevering, … Continue reading