JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Captain Matt C. Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, would like to notify the public of an application received for the 2019 Lake Race event at Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Race Steering Committee submitted the regatta application, and the race will be sanctioned by the Offshore Powerboat Association.

The application requests the event be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, and notes a modified location for the event. In previous years, the event was held between Bagnell Dam and the four-mile mark of the main channel. This year’s event proposed location is between the five- and nine-mile mark of the main channel. A similar event has taken place between the five- and nine-mile mark on three previous occasions between 2007 to 2009.

Members of the public who would like to provide input on the modified location of the event may contact the Water Patrol Division. Correspondence may be directed to the division’s email address regattas@mshp.dps.mo.gov or by calling the division’s main phone number at 573-751-5071.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!

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