Jet Ski races set for this weekend

OROVILLE – The third annual Lake Osoyoos Cup is this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12 at Oroville’s Deep Bay Park.

Hosted by the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the International Jet Boat Sporting Association (IJBSA), the two-days of racing promises high performance action and is open to not only the experienced, but to first time racers as well. Members of the Northwest Jet Sports Association, a regional organization will put on a personal watercraft event aka a “Watercress” under the auspices of theIJSBA

Racing isn’t just adults, according to Roger Harnack, of the Northwest Jet Sports Association. He said he and his young daughter have been racing for several years. He added that unlike the powerboat races, people in his sport race no matter the weather and choppy water just makes things more interesting.

The Lake Osoyoos Cup will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be concessions available at the park.

Saturday race day starts off with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Oroville Senior Center. Following the races on Saturday, Alpine Brewery will be featuring live music from 5 p.m. until closing.

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