Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Seafair
Hydroplanes Races
August 1st - 3rd, 2014
Seafair Week-end Overview:

Wednesday:  
Blue Angels fly an arrival pratice in the late morning and once again early afternoon. No Hydros - Boaters with logboom passes can start tie-up in the evening.

Thursday: 
Blue Angels fly that day but no Hydro qualifying. You may see an Unlimited or F-1 Tunnel's test. Logboom is free that day.

Friday: 
Testing starts around 8:30 am. Need to be on the boom by noon. Angels will fly around 1 pm. Testing and qualifying start up again then close down around 5 pm. Note- Friday is no longer free on the boom. All boats must have credentials,

Saturday: 
Must be on the boom by noon. Track opens at 8:30 am for testing and qualifying. Unlimited Hydros run Heats 1A & 1B.  Around 1 pm the Blue Angels fly. F-1 Tunnel Hull Racing throughout the day along with the Air Show and The Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience which runs near the green boom.

Sunday: 
Course opens at 8:30am. Must be on the boom by noon. Racing and air show begins around 9am. Angels fly around 1:30. The race course opens up again at 2:30 along with other airshow performances. Final Heat "Albert Lee Cup" around 5pm.

Seafair is the culmination of the month-long Seafair Festival and it is 
undoubtedly the "Seafair" weekend that thousands look forward to each  
summer. The action-packed weekend  includes the fastest powerboats in the 
world, the Unlimited Hydroplanes and entertaining F-1 PROP Tour Tunnel Hull Racing with its high-intensity, deck-to-deck racing.

Seafair weekend also provides thrill seekers with the 
incredible Blue Angels. The Air Show at Seafair will also 
feature spectacular civilian and military performers, including 
some new and returning favorites including the Patriots Jet Team.

In addition to the high-speed action on the water, there are also a wide variety of entertainment options for the whole family on land. Genesee Park will be filled with food & festival vendors, wine & beer gardens, Saturday night Fireworks Show, live music and the Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience.
Special Notice To Boaters:
Special restrictions and local regulations have been established in order to promote safety of these events for both performers and spectators alike. These boating restriction and local regulations will be enforced by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Speed zone is limited to "No Wake" south of I-90 and north of Seward Park / Bailey Peninsula. Speed zone enforced Thursday through Sunday night - around 8pm. Rafting behind the logboom is permited behind white bouys lines - no more then 5 boats to a raft. Larger rafting is permited in Andrews Bay.

Warning To All Boaters: The police (Harbor Partol) and coastguard do keep a sharp look out for BUI's. They will catch boaters and they arrest plenty every year. Boat smart and be safe...

General Boater Information: (Not on boom)
For those boaters that wish to partake, there are a few things to know. No boats will be able to enter the area South of the I-90 bridge and North of Bailey Peninsula which includes Seward Park / Andrews Bay and all the way across to Mercer Island untile the Blue Angels Air Show is over.

Once the Blue Angels fly that day, you can enter the course area. But there will be restrictions. Read down as we will cover these issues… 

Information before the Blue Angels fly: 
North of I-90 – The morning of, you may anchor at your own risk - (it gets extremely rough with boat traffic). There will be buoy markers about 300 yards off the bridge. You must stay north of these buoys at all times. 

Bailey Peninsula / Seward Park – From the north tip of Bailey Peninsula east to Mercer Island, you’ll be able to anchor. No boats beyond this line. Coastguard, Log boom patrol and police boats will be patrolling. Buoys will mark the line. No boats will be allowed into Andrews Bay until the Angels complete their show. 

Information after the Blue Angels fly: 
WHEN ENTERING COURSE AREA – NO WAKE! YOU WILL BE STOPPED!!! 

I-90 North – Around 10 minutes after the Angles show is complete, you will hear one of the patrol boats sound their horn. At that time, all vessels may enter the course area. The only way to enter is the eastside overpass of the bridge. (west side in for log boom boats only) A patrol boat will lead the way as every vessel attempts to enter all at once. Be very careful as it gets a little crazy! 












Once you’ve made it under the bridge, you may anchor out beyond the anchored buoy lines which are about 100 yard off the log boom. This goes for the entire course. Any attempt to enter the log boom without credentials will be stopped! A new rule which was started in 2010, boats rafted can only have 5 or less together. 

Bailey Peninsula / Seward Park – After the Blue Angels show is over, patrol boats will sound a horn and lead you to the course. At this time, those who wish to stay in Andrews Bay for the day and or night may do so. Be aware you’ll have to leave the next morning by 8am and move around the point. You can return to the bay after the Angels fly like before. Some call this the Andrews Bay Shuffle! Again, not more then 5 boats per raft. The only exception is in Andrews Bay.

Also be aware, once you decide to leave, there is a no wake zone throughout the area. The no wake zone ends south of Seward Park and North of the I-90 Bridge. You can exit any direction except the west side of the I-90. Speed limit enforced throughout the week-end.



NW Events
Opening Day
4th of July
U.M.F.
Seafair

 
Green Section $400 - (Stern Tie up to 23') 
Malibu Rum Logboom Pricing - 2014
A $5.00 transaction fee will be added for all sections.

White Section $500 - (Stern Tie 24" to 40')
Yellow Section $600 - (Stern Tie 26' up to 60')
Red Section $70/ft, - Broadside 32' Minimum
Black Section $60/ft - Broadside Charter
2014 Log Boom prices listed above valid before July 15th. After the 15th, prices may be higher.
Blue Section - Event Vessels - Reserved
Quick Links to Seafair Events:
Links for boaters:
Basic Logboom Information:
Boats that tie up to the boom must enter under I-90 / Northwest side. Most boaters are stopped and turned away when attempting to access boom from a different location. Some exceptions may be given. Would recommend arriving early. Seafair would also like you to remain at the boom until the Blue Angels show is over. Only exception would be an emergency situation.

If you're attempting to purchase credentials for the log boom, the best way to do it is on-line. If you're purchasing credentials for the first time, get your info. in as early as possible and make sure you have a picture of your boat and know your reg. numbers. (WN XXXX XX).

KIRO 7 is the official Seafair TV station for live coverage of exciting race day action, on air, online and on mobile. Note: TV & Radio coverage on Sunday only. Visit Seafair - Media Partners page for more information including up-to-date information on radio station coverage.