WAC Magazine

July 2012

Issue link: http://cp.revolio.com/i/72380

Contents of this Issue


Page 13 of 61

WAC Community By Michelle Pinson, VP Membership & Marketing Floats fill the streets of downtown Seattle with the spirit of Seafair. This year's Seafair Torchlight Parade takes place July 28. Summer thunders with Seafair fun S Celebrate the season with this annual tradition eattle roars into the summer spirit during the next five weeks as Seafair fills the days with fun and festivities. A quintessential Seattle experience, Seafair offers something for the entire family. Whether you're taking in an air show, watching boat races, or enjoying a parade full of floats and fun, Seafair will inspire and thrill. Seafair boasts an outstanding roster of signature events. What would a Seattle summer be without the Denny's Seafair Milk Carton Derby, the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade, the Boeing Air Show featuring the Blue Angels, and the Albert Lee Cup hydroplane races? Well, it just wouldn't be summer, of course. The WAC again has the honor of hosting the Blue Angels during their stay in Seattle. The pilots and crew of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron will stay at the Inn at the WAC. The WAC is also the official athletic club of Seafair sporting events and will help put on premier events, such as the Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon on July 22 and the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight Run on July 28. WAC members will also be gathering in the VIP Grandstands for the Torchlight Parade on July 28. To reserve your seats in the television zone, call Club Programs. For more information, see page 38. 14 | Washington Athletic Club Magazine | JULY 2012 Seafair Weekend, August 3–5, closes out the festival and includes the annual hydroplane races. This year marks the addition of Formula One outboard boat races. The F1-PROP tour features 17-foot boats with 375-horsepower engines that propel them to speeds of 140 miles per hour. "We are excited to add another class of boat racing to the already thrilling environment at Seafair Weekend," says Beth Knox, president & CEO of Seafair. Presiding over Seafair this year will be "King Neptune" Slick Watts (father of WAC basketball coach Donald Watts) and "Queen Alcyone" Sue Rahr (former King County sheriff). WAC member and former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan will serve as grand marshal of the parade and Seafair Weekend. Seafair website (seafair.com) for full details and calendar listings. Whatever you do, get out and support Seattle's favorite summer festival. Your participation will help Seafair continue to provide outstanding family entertainment. With so much going on, you'll want to check out the Seafair regularly holds board meetings and functions at the WAC. For additional information about Seafair, visit seafair.com. COURTESY: SEAFAIR

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of WAC Magazine - July 2012