Lo­cal crews run­ner-ups at re­gatta

The Compass - - SPORTS -

Lo­cal crews turned some heads at the 148th Har­bour Grace Re­gatta on July 31, with Har­bour Grace-based teams fin­ish­ing sec­ond in both the men’s and ladies’ cham­pi­onships races.

In the men’s di­vi­sion, Ice­berg Rum of Har­bour Grace placed sec­ond with a time of 11 min­utes, 22.66 sec­onds. It was well back of the win­ners, Rogers Bussey Lawyers of St. John’s, which crossed the fin­ish line at Lady Lake with a time of 10:45:62. Two other St. John’s teams rounded out the four-crew race.

In the ladies’ fi­nal, Ea­gle Trans­port of Har­bour Grace clocked in at 6:03:41, some 30 sec­onds back of Lamb’s Rum of St. John’s.

Pond con­di­tions were ideal through­out the day, though the crowd ap­peared to be rather sparse. One ob­server com­mented that he’s been go­ing to the re­gatta for the past 30 years, and the turnout is about the same ev­ery year.

Mem­bers of the sec­ond place Ea­gle Trans­port crew from Har­bour Grace in­clude, from left — Cox Fred Chafe, Lisa Pen­ney, An­gela Nor­man, Heather Roach, Kris­ten Swain, Joan Nip­pard and Sheena Martin.

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