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Okoboji Yacht Club to host C Skow National Championship Regatta June 15-18

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(Okoboji)-Motor boat operators are urged to slow down near the C Boat Regatta on West Okoboji this weekend, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has details:

Okoboji Yacht Club to host C Skow National Championship Regatta June 15-18 

The Okoboji Yacht Club will host the National C Skow Sailing Association Regatta this weekend.

Committee Member Stuart Gerhold explains.  "This is our National Championship in the Class C, which is a skow sailboat.  They're a flat-bottomed boat that are unique to lake racing.  And, so we will have people coming from Wisconsin, Iowa, of course, Minnesota, we've got some from Texas coming and also, all around the Midwest. Depending on the wind, we hope to start at 10 o'clock on Friday, and we'll try to get 3 races in, so we'll be racing Friday until late in the day, and then we'll try to get in another 2 or 3 on Saturday, and then we'll race up until noon on Sunday."  

He adds that motor boat operators should slow down and not throw wakes in front of the sailboats.  "The sailboats have right-of-way.  Safety is very important, and being considerate of your wake in front of the sailboats that are trying to race.  The wake gives us problems as we're trying to go and so, please slow down or don't cut right through the middle of the boat course if possible."

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