Seattle Seafair officially announced Chip Hanauer as the ‘Captain of Summer’ for 2013. Besides giving The Boat Guy a reason to get out of bed in the morning, Chip will preside over several Seafair 2013 events, like the Milk Carton Derby. Seafair Captain of Summer duties will, no doubt, provide Chip and Creative Director Sam Bisset excellent fodder for more episodes of The Boat Guy.
Hold on to your dinghy! It’s going to be a great summer!
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DATE: June 12, 2013
SEAFAIR NAMES CHIP HANUER THE CAPTAIN OF SUMMER
SEATTLE – Seafair announced today that Chip Hanauer, hydroplane racing legend, has been named the official captain of summer. Hanauer, acting as the official Master of Ceremonies for the 2013 Seafair festival, will take part in several events during the eight week celebration.
Catch ‘Captain of Summer’ Chip Hanauer at these Seafair events:
-Seafair Festival Kick Off June 21
-Seafair Milk Carton Derby July 16
-Seafair Torchlight Night July 27
-Seafair Weekend August 2 – 4
“We are honored to be working with Chip in an expanded capacity this year, “said Beth Knox, President & CEO of Seafair. “He is an icon in the sport of hydroplane racing and has been a champion of Seafair for many years. There is no one that better exudes the spirit of Seafair than Chip. We’re looking forward to his humor and antics at our events and to being a part of his new venture.”
Chip will continue his longstanding color commentary for the live television broadcast of the Albert Lee Appliance Cup hydroplane racing during Seafair Weekend.
Seattle’s annual Seafair tradition is woven into the hearts of long-time and new residents alike. For eight weeks each summer, the Seafair festival includes over 75 events and reaches nearly two million people. Seafair has been connecting and celebrating the community spirit of greater Seattle for over 64 years.
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