Peace Country River Rats gearing up for Taylor Flats 200

TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Flats 200 jet boat races are back this year, and volunteers are needed to help make …

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TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Flats 200 jet boat races are back this year, and volunteers are needed to help make the 8th annual race weekend run smoothly.

The action starts on September 4th and 5th at Peace Island Park.

The club put on an impromptu COVID-19 Fun Cup race earlier in the summer with around 10 boats. Organizers only had a week to prepare, so it was a smaller affair.

With COVID-19 restrictions on gathering having just lifted, organizers were just looking to get back in the water and get together with everyone after a long layoff.

The course will be decided closer to the event, but it will start right under the Taylor Bridge, looping around the island in a circuit, according to the River Rats.

With boats capable of screaming across the water at over 100 miles per hour, boaters will have to wait and see what the fog situation is down on the river.

Volunteers make events happen, and the Taylor Flats 200 is looking for helpers to spot boats from the river edge, timekeepers and support boats.

Organizers say competitors will be coming from as far as Edmonton to race the Peace River.

Registration and testing start at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 3rd. Races will run on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out the Peace Country River Rats on Facebook for a full race schedule and information.

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