Traffic on the Choctawhatchee Bay is going to be a little busier this week.

Sailors from all over the United States and as far as Great Britain, Australia and Bermuda will be competing in the Beacon Viper 640 North American Championship. Races began Wednesday.

The event, hosted by the Fort Walton Yacht Club, features a fleet of 61 boats in the competition that will continue with races daily through Saturday.

For results and more information go to:

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