August 13, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 33

Regatta Debuts Here Friday

Competitive Sailing Event Moves To Fort Peck From Flathead Lake

With a large body of water and a lot of wind in supply, Fort Peck Lake will become the new location of a sailing event. The first Can-Am Fort Peck Lake Laser Regatta will take place this weekend at the Fort Peck Marina.

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Events start on Friday, Aug. 15 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 17. The Laser is a small boat with a sail attached. Imagine a boat similar in size to a dingy, about 14 feet in length, with a large white sail attached. The sport is actually an Olympic sport and the small boats are raced all over the world.

Julie Burke explained that the event came to Fort Peck after talk...

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