The Outlaws came into town on Thursday, setting up camp at the lake in Sunset Park. Residents of the area were forced to move, and staying out of their way was a good idea. There was little to stop this fast moving crowd once they got going.
These are the Outlaws of radio-controlled gas powered boats, and many of the sponsered racers were on hand. These are the serious in the sport, bringing in their trailers and lighting for the 4 day event. When these boats opened up they really flew, and the 'rooster tails' of water they produced gave you an idea of the amount of scaled power they were using.
Actually the residents of the lake in the 300+ acre Sunset Park appeared to take this all in stride. As you can see as they were very relaxed and even stopped to pose for pictures. They're used to a lot of activity around the park. It's normal to see fisherman and those just enjoying the outdoors, and the RC boat enthusiasts at their section of the lake. The birds just floated around outside the race course, and some hung out on their island, as usual.
This was what seemed like the weekend for a variety of boating activities around the Vegas Valley. I just blogged about the Hawaiian Outrigger Regatta and Festival at Lake Las Vegas. Of course there are so many events held around here, just like the upcoming annual Aviation Nation Air Show at Nellis AFB in November. If you click through to that link you'll find even more, and entertainment that goes well beyond what can be found just on the Las Vegas Strip. It's this variety that makes the Las Vegas Valley such an incredible place to live.
Now for the pictures, but please note... we weren't able to arrive at Sunset Park until... almost sunset. Unfortunately high speed and low light isn't the best combination for photography. Throw in the light angle, shade from the trees and the firery orange tint and that doesn't help. Still, my trusty photographer was able to catch a few decent shots of the racers, and of course some views of and from the park. Light plays some interesting color and shading tricks on the mountains throughout the day, but especially at sunrise and sunset.
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