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In years past, the Unlimited Racing Commission used to produce a Media Guide each year that served as a reference for the sport’s records. A record book like that hasn’t been produced for many years, but now an updated version is available ... for free.

Water Follies Board of Directors Votes to Cancel 55th Annual Columbia Cup

Tri-Cities would move through the phases described in the Safe Start Washington plan, and there could be an event              in September.

“Unfortunately, with Governor Inslee extending the pause on the phased approach to reopening at least until July 28th, and with the Tri-Cities area stuck in a modified phase 1, there is no way the Columbia Cup can happen. We are looking into a potential “drive-in” air show for 2020, and we working with the Benton Franklin Health Department on the requirements to make that happen,” says Kathy Powell, event director.

As always, Tri-City Water Follies would like to thank all of our fans, volunteers, sponsors, partners, teams, and vendors for their support and flexibility during this difficult time. We look forward to being back and better than ever in 2021!

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           meetings have been suspended due to health

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Together, we will get through this and return to racing in 2021.

H1 Unlimited COVID-19 Announcement 

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about hydro records that you want to answer, you can print the
Hydro Record Book, download it, bookmark it, or just read it at


Twelve HydroSim drivers have been selected by H1 Unlimited teams to represent their virtual racing teams. Drivers race virtual replicas of H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes on digital replicas of H1 Unlimited’s greatest courses. Each E-League race will follow the traditional H1 Unlimited racing format and drivers will accumulate points throughout the season in pursuit of the H1 Unlimited E-League Championship. Each season will be conducted during the H1 Unlimited offseason with dates to be announced.

The E-League races will be conducted on the HydroSim racing software developed by Scott Przybylski

from San Diego, California.


KENNEWICK, July 20, 2020 – The Tri-City Water Follies Board of Directors has voted this evening to cancel the 55th Annual Columbia Cup. They are extremely disappointed that there will be no boat racing in 2020, but are exploring options for an air show that is safe and possible within the guidelines of Safe Start Washington.

The Water Follies Board of Directors voted in June to postpone the Columbia Cup. Their hope was that the

                            H1 UNLIMITED RACING SERIES LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021                     

The 2020 H1 Unlimited E-League

racing season is underway.

For all the details, click hereH1 Unlimited E-League

 (2020 racing season cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic)