Deck tests in seaplane pits

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Unlimited seaplane driver J. Michael Kelly sits on the deck of U-8 Miss Tri-Cities, not letting his racing boat rub against his team’s other boat, U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting, after Friday’s first test run on the Columbia River during a spring day of testing in Kenevik.

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Unlimited seaplane driver J. Michael Kelly sits on the deck of U-8 Miss Tri-Cities, not letting his racing boat rub against his team’s other boat, U-9 Pinnacle Peak Consulting, after the first morning test run on Friday on the Columbia River during a one-day spring event.

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Water Follies sleigh riders are battling a stump in the Columbia River during a one-day spring testing event for the racing boat team preparing for the 2022 season. Lifeboats monitored the removal of floating debris that could damage racing boats. Bob Brody bbrawdy@tricityherald.com

Six unlimited seaplanes and one Grand Prix racing boat were in the Lampson Pitts of Kenevik during the annual spring training day.

This allowed the racing teams to test various equipment settings and prepare the boats for the 2022 season.

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The unrestricted U-21 Miss Lakeridge Paving seaplane, piloted by Brian Perkins, flies past the Kenevik Coastline and fans of racing on the road to the pits on Friday after the first test run of the Spring Day test on the Columbia River. Bob Brody bbrawdy@tricityherald.com

Bob Brody is a photographer and videographer for the Herald, dedicated to telling the stories of three citizens through his images and videos. He worked at the Herald for over 35 years, starting as a beginning photographer when still in high school.

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