We encourage you to attend our monthly meetings.  These are a great way for us
to keep in touch with one another, share updated information about our sport
and have some informative conversations.

The next general meeting will be on

June 1, 2016

at Delta Marine 

1608 S 96th St.

 Seattle, WA 98108

Meeting @ 7pm


Please be to Gary Dahl by May 15th


 New T shirts are here....will be available at the meetings......Get them from Lenny when you pay your club dues + $5.00 or non members can pay $18.00 either in person or by sending an email:


click here to go to the 2016 Inboard schedule


Coming from Lenny Baker:

Rooms are filling up fast and fearious. If you need a room for the Oak Harbor event please contact Lenny ASAP either by email ( or by phone (425-879-8166) to let him know.

Also via Aaron Stephens,  there are two (2) RV spots at Soap Lake available @ $100.00 ea. call Aaron Stephens ASAP (509-551-8072)



via Jim Codling:

Friends and Racers;


At the June meeting for Seattle Drag and Ski Sprint Boat Assoc. we are moving to DELTA MARINE in South Park for a rare tour of the mammoth facility that our long time boat racing friends have built.

Jack Jones will be our host at the facility; Jack is Vice President and G.M. of the company. We will have our tour of the place and some pictures and things to look at and ask questions, and yes a lot of Starfire boats have been thru there.  Everyone is welcome but we do need a pretty good head count. We will provide snacks and pop.  There will be no Alcohol as their insurance will not allow it .

Oh Lord a dry night =J)

To simplify  things  please let Gary Dahl  know if you are coming, Maybe Ana can help with the south group  let Gary know of TIRA interest, same with Jerry Kelson, that would be a big help.

Gary can be reached by E Mail at : or 206 601 9167 cell

See you there.

Parking will be at the front of the large building on the right as you enter the property.


Things from the road

We had a great team meeting in Olympia at the Little Creek Hotel. As you know, those folks from the Squaxin Island tribe have a great facility for all our activities.

We have held three regional meeting there at the resort in the past and they would love to have us back.

We visited their new golf course for those of you that do that grueling sport, and now the track down the road is open and the race cars are there a lot.

They are looking to add a go-cart facility at the track which is close to the casino complex, for those who like to race the carts, there will be garages for your carts,   and storage on site for your stuff.

A lot of our old friends at the complex have come and gone but several of the players are still there.

Cameron Goodwin remains on site and is still working with us on the famous Canoe Race at Black Lake, so things to do on a weekend.  Pool for the happy kids, lots of tables for the older “kids”

I hope we get a chance to go back soon.    From the road,

Jerry and Jim


Attention Safety Alert:

April 27, 2016 
Notice of Recall: Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon.

To All Racers, Sanctioning Body Officials, Equipment Wholesalers and Retailers,

Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon have been found to be non-compliant with SFI Specification 16.1. All camlock type Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon must be immediately be removed from service and returned to Ruian Dragon. 
This recall includes Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon, and sold under the “TANAKA” brand. 
Ruian Dragon Auto Parts Co.,Ltd Buliding 1, No.2 South Development Zone, Economic Development Zone Feiyun Town, Ruian City, Zhejiang, China 011-86-577-66853034 
Mike Hurst Technical Manager SFI Foundation, Inc.


On June 1, 2016 Make sure you attend the monthly meeting. It is going to held in a very special place , not at the usual venue. Delta Marine has graciously invite us to hold our monthly meeting at this wonderful Place.

The address is 1608 S 96th St. Seattle, WA 98108

Please be on time. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 P.M.


The Winter Region 10 meeting will be on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.   Please mark your calendars!
Location:   Doubletree Southcenter
The address is:  16500 Southcenter Parkway Seattle, WA 98188

Meeting swill be in the  Monterey 3 Room:


9-10:30am- Referee/Risk Manager/Chief Scorers Test

11-11:45am- CPR/Difibulator Training

Break for lunch (restaurant @ hotel or restaurants in close proximity)

1:30-4pm- General Meeting


Please share this information with your fellow racers.  Thanks!


See you there,  Rick, Ana, Denise and Mike


This year there will be three capsule training sessions, and all will be at the Fife Pool, 5410 20th Street East. The first one is in just one week’s time, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The next one will be in March, followed by the last one in April (dates to be announced later).

Contact John Arwine to get make your reservation! To Pre-register, please E-mail the following information to:
1) Your Full Name
2) Home Address
3) Phone number
4) APBA Number
5) Is this your first capsule training? (Y/N)
6) What Class are you driving?

You will be contacted by phone or E-mail with an appointment time. 
Please show up at the pool in all your gear, ready to go in, at your appointment time. If you are late, we will work you in where we can. 
Please note that if for some reason you participate but don't qualify(equip failure, etc), we will re-test you at a later session at no charge.
If you don't get pre-registered but would still like to participate, come see us at 10 a.m. and we will get you an appointment.

There are two options for payment; you can either send a payment early via Paypal, or check ($50 if you pre-register), or pay by cash or check at the pool ($60). You will receive detailed payment info when you receive your appointment confirmation.

Hope to see you there!
Region 10 Patrol and Rescue Capsule Training Team.


The 2016 inboard rule proposals are posted on the APBA inboard site, you can get there by clicking this link:


Want to have some fun.......come and watch

 The Racers Prayer...

Lord, I pray as I race today keep me safe along my way. Not only me, but the others too, as they perform the jobs they do. I know God, that in every race, I the driver must set the pace. Let me not desire more speed, warp my judgement and turn into greed From green to checkers guide me thru. Give me strength to know what to do. Remind me often in the race of life, how to cope with all the strife. Help me accept the wins I may receive, and all the defeats most graciously. Ride with me, don't allow me to lag. Guide me all the way to the checkered flag.


Welcome to the New Seattle Drag & Ski Sprint Boat Association web site.

Our Club is a very diverse Club.  Our membership covers entry level Flat Bottoms (Sportsman Entry) to top level Flats (The "K-Boats" ); the smallest hydroplanes  (1 Liters) to the largest & fastest of the hydroplanes (The Unlimiteds); a new and very active group known as the Vintage Racers; and our Safety & Rescue members (without whom the sport of organized boat racing could not happen). Rounding out our membership are folks who simply enjoy boat racing so much they become worker bees on our racing weekends; helping as crew members, race committee staff, and safety and teardown!

You can also see what is happening by checking the news page.