Sailboat Racing Competition A First at Erin Feis

Published 08/24 2014 06:24PM

Updated 08/24 2014 06:27PM

PEORIA - Erin Feis Is introducing a new attraction to the annual festival, and that's sailboat racing.

A handful of boats gathered on the Illinois River for the first-time competition.

The Illinois Valley Yacht Club put on the race.

Boats sailed a couple hundred yards before turning around a buoy and racing to the finish line.

Competitors earned points for the Columbus Cup.

It's a local, three-race series that ends in October.

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