The Captain of Your Summer, MC Chip Hanauer
Introducing the Captain of Summer at Seafair…Chip Hanauer! Also known as "The Boat Guy", Chip is a hydroplane racing legend and one of the most successful unlimited hydroplane racers in history. He won a record 11 American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cups and drove one of the most famous boats in the APBA history, the Miss Budweiser. In 1995, Chip became the youngest inductee into the U.S. Motorsports Hall of Fame. Chip's boyhood aspirations included Grand Prix auto racing. However, the boating environment of the Pacific Northwest drew Chip to start racing powerboats at the age of nine. He won his first National Championship in the 145 class when he was 18. He went on to win six more limited National Championships in various classes. Chip now stars in "The Boat Guy", a light-hearted web series highlighting Chip's unique perspective on boats, boating, and enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about The Boat Guy, CLICK HERE.Seafair Festival Kick Off Sponsors
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