Silver Lake in Eatonville will roar this weekend with outboard racing in a tribute to a local hydroplane racing hero.
Race Director Tony Perman said the Smilin’ George Memorial Regatta is named after former unlimited hydroplane and outboard racer George Henley who owned the resort for decades and hosted the regatta since the 1960s.
“We are doing this as a memorial to George Henley who passed away (last December),” Perman said.
The regatta which is sponsored by the Seattle Outboard Association runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Silver Lake Resort.
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