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Iowa Great Lakes hosting a sailing regatta this weekend


The Iowa Great Lakes will be filled with sailboats this weekend.

The Okoboji Yacht Club is hosting the Great Plains Championship Regatta on West Lake Okoboji.

It's expected to draw competitors from across the country to the Iowa Great Lakes.

A racing official for says they are also encouraging young sailors to take part in the Opti Regatta.

Optis are smaller sailboats.

So, boaters are asked to watch out for the kids out on the water.

"These are youngsters from 8 to 15 years old, some are relatively new to sailing, and are going to be quite nervous, so they're going to be nervous about having others boats around them others are up to 15 years old, that are more experienced," racing official Phil Petersen said.

Racing will take place Saturday and Sunday.


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