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Hydroplane Races on Folsom Lake - Big Wake Weekend

Hydroplane Races on Folsom Lake - Big Wake Weekend

 

It's been over 40 years since we've had Hydroplane Races on Folsom Lake but May 31st thru June 2nd, 2013, Big Wake Weekend brings them back!  1966 and 1967 these racing boats, the world's largest and fastest ran on Folsom Lake in what was called the Sacramento Cup back then.  The boats look much different from those days but the incredible speed is still a common sight to see!  Today's hydroplanes go about 200mph! 

In addition to the Hydroplane Races the 3 day event will also feature the Hyperlite Experience - a pro wake event with pro athletes competing each day for 3 - one hour intervals, exciting exhibitions, live music, themed beer gardens, food and souvenir concessions, and midway entertainment.

The main Big Wake Weekend events will be held at the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Granite Bay.  For more information click on one of the links below and also visit the Big Wake Weekend Home Page for detailed information.

Schedule of Events

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We use to live in the Seattle area and went several times to SeaFair where Hydroplanes raced every year on Lake Washington.  It was always exciting to go.  Our kids would love to go down to the pits to see the boats up close.  As you can tell by this video, they are loud..... really loud! 

This is what the boats looked like back in 1986.  Miss Budweiser was a big draw and always popular!

Miss Budweiser Hydroplane - August 1986

 

Hydroplane Boat at SeaFair - Seattle 1986

 

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDeeDee Riley • May 15 2013 08:23PM
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Hydroplane Races on Folsom Lake - Big Wake Weekend It's been over 40 years since we've had Hydroplane Races on Folsom Lake but May 31st thru June 2nd, 2013, Big Wake Weekend brings them back! 1966 and 1967 these racing boats, the… more