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Expect a lot of sailors for regatta on Bellingham Bay this weekend

A large group of Laser Radial sailboats races across Bellingham Bay at the 2015 Bellingham Youth Regatta in Bellingham, Wash.
A large group of Laser Radial sailboats races across Bellingham Bay at the 2015 Bellingham Youth Regatta in Bellingham, Wash. eabell@bhamherald.com

The Bellingham Youth Regatta will bring dozens of young sailors to Bellingham Bay this weekend, Aug. 6-7.

The annual sailing event, hosted by the Bellingham Yacht Club, is one of seven regattas on the Northwest Youth Racing Circuit. The race is open to all sailors under age 19 in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, with competitors sailing in FJs, Lasers, 29er and Optimist Dinghies classes. In recent years, the Bellingham event has attracted more than 75 youth sailors.

Racing will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

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