Hundreds gather at hydroplane races wrap up 2021 Boatnik

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Hundreds gathered Monday at Riverside Park, on the final day of the 2021 Boatnik festival.

11 racers competed in the tom rice memorial hydroplane race Monday afternoon. For some, it’s one of the annual festival’s signature events, and it can’t be missed!

“It’s our tradition every single year, my daughter grew up with it, there’s everything there’s a carnival, the race is fun, the flyover, its great to see everyone its a reminder of unity,” said Daisy Thomas, Grants Pass resident.

The Grants Pass Active Club says the community and vendors all stepped up, to make the event possible.

It’s looking forward to being back, better than ever, in 2022.

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Jenna King
NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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