MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
a division of the
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Troop F Headquarters - 2920 Shamrock Road - Jefferson City, MO
For further information please contact:
Corporal Kyle A. Green
573-751-1000 Ext. 3619
August 22, 2023
2023 Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout Boat Race
Captain Jason N. Crites, commanding officer of Troop F, would like to inform boaters of an offshore boat race event. The race will take place Saturday, August 26, 2023, through Sunday, August 27, 2023, from approximately the 33-mile mark to the 35-mile mark at Lake of the Ozarks. Powerboat racing will begin at 8:30 a.m. each morning. Boating traffic in the area will be restricted to no wake and idle speed beginning at 8 a.m. each day from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark on the Osage Arm. The no wake and idle speed restriction will be extended on
down to the 21.5-mile mark from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Sunday, the no wake and idle speed restriction will begin at 8 a.m. from approximately the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark and will remain in effect one hour past the last race of the day.
Every attempt will be made to minimize inconvenience to boaters navigating near the race, but boaters should expect congestion in the area. Troopers, as well as event staff, will be located around the course and will assist boaters in locating the designated areas for spectator anchoring. Spectators wishing to anchor should anticipate needing enough anchor line for water depth in excess of 100 feet.
Captain Crites urges boaters to use heightened caution while exiting the area following the event due to conditions caused by the heavy boat traffic, and to report ALL impaired operators to Troop F at 573-751-1000 or by dialing *55 on a cellular phone.
Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives.
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Shootout Map 2023.pdf