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Published April 24, 2019
Navigational restrictions in place for Powerboat Race
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced the navigational restrictions for The Lake of the Ozarks Invitational Powerboat Race, scheduled for June 1.
The race is an annual one-day event involving high-speed boat races which will be held between the five-mile mark and nine-mile mark of the main channel.
The event will take place from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boating traffic will be restricted to idle speed from the five-mile mark to the nine-mile mark during the event.
The idle speed area will also extend to the one-half mile mark of the Gravois Arm. The idle speed restriction will remain in place for approximately 30 minutes after the last race.
“Every attempt will be made to minimize inconvenience to boaters navigating near the race but boaters should expect congestion in the area,” a MSHP spokesman said.
There will be approximately a 100 foot buffer zone maintained between the course perimeter buoy markers and the spectator boats.
Spectator boats will be allowed to anchor in locations which do not restrict the normal flow of traffic around the event.
Generally, anchoring near the mouth of coves will be encouraged, if congestion does not hinder ingress/egress into the cove locations.
Troopers, as well as event volunteers, will be located around the course to assist boaters in locating the designated areas for spectator anchoring. Spectators wishing to anchor should anticipate needing enough anchor line for water depths ranging from 60 to 100 feet.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds boaters to use heightened caution while exiting the area following the event due to conditions caused by the heavy boat traffic.
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