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Ice boat sailors take their crafts out Friday on Green Lake in Spicer for a trial run in preparation for the sailing regatta to be held on the lake this weekend. Sailors may still register from 8 to 9 a.m. today. A race for children begins at 10 a.m., with the adult race to follow about an hour later. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Favorable ice brings regatta to Spicer, Minn.

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SPICER -- This weekend, around 40 ice sailors will gather on Green Lake in Spicer to participate in what will be for many the first ice sailing regatta of the season.

The Western Region Championship, sponsored by the International DN Ice Yachting Racing Association, is being held at Green Lake this year because it's one of the few larger lakes in the Midwest that has ice favorable enough for sailing.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.


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