Peters & May stepping down as title sponsor of
the U-11 Unlimited hydroplane

After 6 years sponsoring unlimited hydroplane racing, Peters & May Group is stepping away from the sport.  The company started sponsoring the U37 hydroplane back in 2010 before following owners Scott & Shannon Raney to the newly formed U11 in 2011. During the 6 year partnership the team have experienced highs and lows in the high performance racing world.

Dave Holley, CEO of Peters & May Group “We are so thankful to Scott, Shannon and the whole U11 team. They have always gone over and above their sponsorship commitments and are a great example of how team owners should be. “We will be watching carefully over the next few years as we are confident that change is in the pipeline, however at this stage we are not willing to commit. I am confident that the U11 will not have a problem in finding a new title sponsor, they excel in professionalism and are more honorable than anyone I have ever met. Our decision to move on is not down to the actions of the U11 team but due to the fact that the sport no longer fulfills our international expectations.”

Unlimited Racing Group is already hard at work cultivating a number of sponsorship opportunities along with upgrades to their racing equipment and will be competing in the H1 Unlimited 2017 series.
If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunity to join them please contact Shannon Raney on

Peters & May Group Press Release


Changes Coming In 2017 for the Madison Regatta

The Madison Regatta and H1 Unlimited have come to an agreement that will bring just four boats to Madison this summer. The Regatta, which currently owes H1 a “substantial” amount of money, has been in negotiations with the governing body since last fall on a way to lower its bills while also providing a good show for fans. Regatta President Dan Cole believes this agreement will do just that. Two proposals were made to H1, a four boat format and an eight boat format, with H1 deciding on the 4 boat proposal. The four boat event will probably consist of a "shootout" style format though the details have not been finalized yet with H1 Unlimited.
It was confirmed by Cole that the Regatta has three commitments for the July 4th weekend race-- the hometown U-1 HomeStreet Bank, U-11 Peters & May and the U-27 Wiggins Racing. The 4th team is still to be determined. Also on the weekend event will be the Grand Prix class hydroplanes, with ten boats expected to compete.

Madison Courier story "Regatta, H1 reach deal for four boat event format"


2016 H1 Unlimited Year In Review
Video by David Cormier, shown at the H1 Champions Gala Banquet


The Two-Part January, February H1 Chairman's Corner reflecting on the H1 Unlimited Meetings, Champions Gala, Tri-City Race Appeal, and his role as Chairman

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the H1 Unlimited Annual Meeting and Gala, which was held January 13 and 14 at the beautiful Seattle Marriott Waterfront, which proved to be a great venue.
more from January part one ...

Two months into my tenure as Chairman of H1 Unlimited, I’ve learned a few things.  First, there is no manual out there for how to run a hydroplane racing series.   Second, many people have many opinions regarding our sport.  And third, not everyone always agrees with the opinions of others.
 more from January part two...

From time to time, I will either see questions and comments posted to social media or passed along from friends asking about or voicing opinions regarding what is going on with H1, or why H1 does or doesn’t do a variety of things.  Suffice it to say, the suggestion box is never empty.
more from February Chairman's Corner...
H1 Mobile App

Starting in 2016, H1 Unlimited connects with our fans and partners in a way we have never attempted: via a FREE web app that will allow us to supply more information quicker than ever before directly to your mobile device. We plan on publishing race results, video links, photos, schedule changes and other timely info that will impact your enjoyment of our events, involving you more immediately in the excitement that is H1 Unlimited.

In addition, the app will be EXTREMELY simple to share with friends, family, co-workers or anyone that you’d like to share your love of with H1 Unlimited racing with! When you hit the “SHARE” button, you’ll be able to send the app using any method your mobile device allows, such as text message, email or even QR code! Make sure you share the app as much as possible to get everyone involved!

The H1 Mobile app will work on Apple or Android phones and tablets and is free to download and to use. It will be updated in real time from each race site so you will have race results within minutes of the end of each heat. When we get spectacular video from our onboard cameras, we’ll post clips right away. If our schedule changes, you’ll know it as soon as we do.

We have the complete story on the H1 Unlimited App in the UNLIMITED NewsJournal August 2016 issue >> click here for the issue


         The Video Vault is a private Group, on the H.A.R.M. web site, that provides Museum members access to hundreds of hours of hydroplane video footage. Some of the footage is very rare, not seen in public for decades. Here is how you can join!

                                                                                BOOSTER CLUB

The 1973 “Winged Wonder” U-25 Pay ‘N Pak is privately owned by Ken Muscatel and being restored at the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum by Mike Hanson, Jere Heiser and Museum volunteers.  The Pak is nearing completion and will be back in 2017!  Join the Pay ‘N Pak Booster Club to help the Museum bring the Legacy of Innovation of the Pay ‘N Pak to the fans. More...

                                     JOIN THE PAY ‘N PAK BOOSTER CLUB 

A reminder to all our long time loyal readers and our new visitors just finding out out about the UNLIMITED NewsJournal. You can print out a copy of any and each issue as they are released.

To print out a copy of any month of the NewsJournal, simply go the UNJ Archives tab at the top of the website page, click on the issue you want to print, and download the issue you want to your computer. From there you can either print directly using your own printer or save the pdf download and have it printed at your local copy center. whichever is more convenient for you.

We took the NewsJournal online to be able to provide you with even more exclusive content, color
photos, videos, links to more content and news from the sport of unlimited hydroplane racing.
We do realize that some of you still like to print out a copy and that is why we have each color issue
archived in a PDF document for printing.

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          Next meeting of Unlimiteds Unanimous/

Sunday, Feb. 12th  2:00 @ Bellevue Public Library - Upstairs Room #6

(click on photo for directions)

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