Chronicle photo by Lisa Carroll                    Racing Hobie's since 1985, Gary and Geneva Richards came all the way from Clearwater, Kan., to test the waters of Lake Lawtonka during the Mount Scott Regatta on Saturday, June 22.
Chronicle photo by Lisa Carroll Racing Hobie's since 1985, Gary and Geneva Richards came all the way from Clearwater, Kan., to test the waters of Lake Lawtonka during the Mount Scott Regatta on Saturday, June 22.

SUNKEN BRIDGE YACHT CLUB

LAKE LAWTONKA - Anyone visiting Lake Lawtonka over the weekend was sure to spot the bright sails of Hobie racers as they maneuvered around buoys and swiftly glided across waves, hoping to score a win during the 2019 Mount Scott Regatta.

Hosted by the Sunken Bridge Yacht Club almost annually since the late 70s, Hobie racers from all over Oklahoma and several neighboring states, travel to the area for a weekend of fun on the lake, racing catamarans. Hobie, a brand of small light weight watercrafts, are constructed with fiberglass hulls and rely on sail and wind as an only source of power.

Well known for having beautiful scenery, nice weather and amazing winds, Lake Lawtonka is said to be the best sailing venue in all of Southwest Oklahoma. It's a place, Mount Scott Regatta Chairman Jimmie Smith said, "Even champions come to race."

 

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