OLYMPIA (VIDEO) — A big crowd is expected in Olympia this weekend as the Black Lake Regatta heads back to Thurston County for a two-day showcase Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s Regatta will feature inboard hydroplane, outboard hydroplane and vintage hydroplane races, along with flat bottom ski boat races and more.

The Regatta is part of the 2019 Northwest Pro-Lite Hydroplane series. Black Lake will be the 5th race out of 10 total on the pro-lite circuit.

Top racers in the sport will dual it out on the mile and a quarter course, battling for cash prizes and trophies. 

Racing gets underway around 11 a.m. each day and runs into the evening hours.

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