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Webb's slough claims record race boat entry


August 23, 2018

Webb’s Slough at St. John expects to greet a record number of boats Saturday for their second race day of the season. Amanda Webb reported they have signed 34 boats to compete in the all-day event.

The entry is expected to top the mark set back in the mid ‘90s at the boat race course which was built in the infield of the former Playfair horse race course in Spokane.

“Playfair had some big races back in those days, and drew teams from Australia and New Zealand, but they just didn’t have that many boats back then,” Webb commented.

She reported some of the teams added to the lineup...

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