Hydroplane Racing: Sport or Hobby?

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First, and most importantly, let’s take a moment to honor and remember those armed services members who died while serving our country. Without their sacrifices, we would not enjoy the freedoms we dearly cherish on this Memorial Day and on every day of the year. As someone who is pulling for our sport to achieve, grow and prosper, it is becoming increasingly difficult to push aside the tendency to think of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing as leaning toward being more of a hobby. Harsh? Maybe. Worth exploring? Absolutely. It’s no secret our sport has had its share of challenges in recently years. …

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More Value Added to Season Pass

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By now, most fans have heard the news about the Coeur d’Alene Diamond Cup being cancelled for this year. There has been considerable media attention surrounding the announcement, from a variety of sources. While this is an important development to many close to the event, we will leave the commentary to others about why it is not being held. We wish the Diamond Cup officials all the best for a bright future. Streaming Pass Enhancement Like many others, Unlimited Hydroplane Racing .TV and our viewers are directly impacted by this action. While we can not control the decisions made about race …

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Help Hydromaniacs – Shop to Support Miss Spokane

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Many thanks to Doug Miller, President of Coeur d’Alene’s Diamond Cup race, for taking the time to talk recently. While he continues to work hard to finalize the vast number of details surrounding his 2013 race, he’s up to his elbows stirring the pot for 2014. We of course wish him all the best. If he wasn’t busy enough juggling the “before and after” of two races in two years, he’s also the Special Projects Manager for the Hydromaniacs. You can see why I’m grateful for our conversation! Project Miss Spokane With her roots as a backup boat to Bill …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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