By Harry Gatjens
The Miss Peters and May unlimited hydroplane got off to a bumpy start, literally, for this weekend’s Albert Lee Cup at Seafair. Our local hydroplane ended up fifth in the first heat of the race after it got squeezed prior to the start Saturday and ended up bumping into the Degree Men hydro. Both boats suffered damage and our Edmonds-based craft finished the race at reduced speeds.
The entire crew planned to be up late Saturday night making repairs so that Miss Peters and May can be race ready for Sunday’s remaining preliminary heats.
Saturday’s heats were won by Dave Villwock with the Spirit of Qatar and Steve David in the Oh Boy! Oberto.
Miss Peters and May team manager Shannon Raney called My Edmonds News to report that the Miss Red Dot may have squeezed our local boat and forced it to collide with the Degree Men. Then the boat was forced back through the roostertail of the Red Dot, which further hindered performance.
Racing starts again Sunday with the last two sets of preliminary heats and then the final at 4:30 p.m. Follow all the action here on My Edmonds News.