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Fast Boats Take Over The Potomac

A special exhibition was held today to show off some really fast boats



    (Published Friday, Sept. 23, 2011)

    H-1 hydroplanes returned to the D.C. area for the first time in more than 30 years.

    The special event was part of an exhibit held at the National Harbor in Maryland.

    A group named the Air National Guard Racing series plans to bring hydroplane racing back to the Nation's Capital in 2012.  The last race in the area was held in 1977. 

    H-1 hydroplanes are the world’s fastest racing boats, capable of reaching speeds of 200 mph.

    The four boats shown today will be on display at the National Harbor through Sunday.