Gallery: Everett host to Silver Lake Regatta mini hydroplane races

Mini seaplane racers in the Junior class races prepare to hit the water on Sliver Lake on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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The Seattle Outboard Association’s Silver Lake Regatta is held at Thornton A. Sullivan Park in Everett.

The Seattle Outboard Association hosted their Silver Lake Regatta this weekend after last year’s annual seaplane races at Silver Lake, south Everett, were canceled due to COVID-19. Since 1954 there has been an annual one-day regatta on Silver Lake. This year’s regatta had everything from 9-year-olds starting their first seaplane races to big names like Albert Lee Cup winner J. Michael Kelly. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, the spectators braved the rain to watch and assist the racers.

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Mini seaplane racers in the Junior class races prepare to hit the water on Sliver Lake on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kannon Cushing races his mini-float plane through a rainstorm during the Seattle Outboard Association’s Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Harper Kelly-Moen and Carson Kelly high five after their races during the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Katie Brown receives help from her father to secure her helmet before setting off to race in Everett, Washington, on Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spectators watch the seaplanes zoom by the start during the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People prepare their mini seaplanes for the race ahead of the start of the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Trevor McGregor speaks to his father before the start of his race on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A spectator watches through binoculars as the seaplanes make their first spin around the course during the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday, June 5, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mitchell Sampson laps the first corner of the track during the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Racers wait in the rain as people pit their cars in Everett, Washington on Saturday June 5, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Carson Kelly watches the racers head into the pits on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sophia Vaillancourt sits in her mini seaplane under an umbrella while her father Dave Vaillancourt holds her boat tight while they wait for their race to be announced on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spectators watch races from the shelter of their canopy as a rainstorm sweeps through the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Torei McGregor takes the first turn while being sprayed by another boat engine on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Water lilies bloom on the shores of Silver Lake during the regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Harper Kelly-Moen watches the racers pits in Everett, Washington on Saturday June 5, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A racer holds his boat in the pits while a rainstorm rises through the Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Torei McGregor, left, and Mitchell Sampson race around corner one during Silver Lake Regatta on Saturday June 5, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spectators watch the racers walk through the start line in Everett, Washington, on Saturday, June 5, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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