1968 UIM World Championship
Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington, August 4, 1968


Time The Hydroplanes

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History of Thrills, Spills

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Gardner, Eagle Electric Miss Speed Record by Tick

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Muncey Qualifies Miss U. S. High on Ladder

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1968 Unlimited Hydroplane Roster

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A Persistent Game

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Miss U.S. Fastest Entry in 1B

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Bardahl, Eagle Electric in Same Heat

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Hydro Ladder

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Hydroplane Handicap

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Regatta Rules

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Time the Hydroplanes

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Bill Muncey Wins Hydro Title

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Muncey Luck Changes for Better

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Consistency Paid Off

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Feverish Battle Waged Backstage in the Pits

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Gardner Pushes Electric to Near-Record 120.267

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ĎMomís Going to be Upsetí But Wracked-Up Regas Wonít Retire

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Muncey, Simon Celebrate Miss U.S. Victory

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Patriotic Parable

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Steady-Running U.S. Hydro Champ

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Miss U.S. Wins World Championship Hydro Race

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It's Diamonds For Miss Bardahl

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Statistics

With the aid of this table, you can clock the boats yourself. Pick out any buoy or landmark as a starting point, then time the hydros for one complete lap and consult the table to determine average speed. [3 mile course]

Min.

Sec.

Miles Per Hr.

Min.

Sec.

Miles Per Hr.

1

26

125.6

1

56

93.1

1

27

124.1

1

57

92.3

1

28

122.7

1

58

91.5

1

29

121.3

1

59

90.8

1

30

120.0

2

00

90.0

1

31

118.7

2

01

89.3

1

32

117.4

2

02

88.5

1

33

116.1

2

03

87.8

1

34

115.0

2

04

87.1

1

35

113.7

2

05

86.4

1

36

112.5

2

06

85.7

1

37

111.3

2

07

85.3

1

38

110.2

2

08

84.4

1

39

109.1

2

09

83.7

1

40

108.0

2

10

83.1

1

41

106.9

2

11

82.4

1

42

105.9

2

12

81.8

1

43

104.8

2

13

81.2

1

44

103.8

2

14

80.6

1

45

102.9

2

15

80.0

1

46

101.9

2

16

79.4

1

47

100.9

2

17

78.8

1

48

100.0

2

18

78.3

1

49

99.1

2

19

77.7

1

50

98.2

2

20

77.1

1

51

97.3

2

21

76.6

1

52

96.4

2

22

76.1

1

53

95.6

2

23

75.5

1

54

94.7

2

24

75.0

1

55

93.9

     

(Reprinted from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 4, 1968)


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