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With Seafair here again, health of hydros as a sport in focus

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As hydroplanes descend on Lake Washington this weekend for the annual Seafair race, they bring with them what is also now an annual question — will the sport ever return to its glory days?

As chairman of H1 Unlimited, the current governing body of the sport, it’s Sam Cole’s job to try to make that happen.

And while the sport is enduring what Cole admits is “basically a survival year,” he says there is hope for a rebound.

“I’m very…

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