Memories of the 150th Harbour Grace Regatta
Taking place at Lady Lake in Harbour Grace, the 150th running of the Harbour Grace Regatta happenend last week with St. John’s crews Rogers Bussey and Roebothan, McKay and Marshall taking home the men’s and ladies’ championship. The children’s races had to be moved to Sunday because of a three and a half hour delay due to fog, but the event was successful. A large number of spectactors filled the banks of Lady Lake to take in the action. Sunday’s action saw parents, siblings and grandparents clamor to the front of the banks for the opportunity to see the children paddle up the lake. Racing was not the only activity at the Regatta to keep people entertained. There were games of chance, a mini ferris wheel and pony rides to help entertain those in attendance. If you wanted to get something to eat, there were numerous barbeques and chip trucks at your disposal. The Compass was there to take in all of the action. MORE PHOTOS PAGE A12
Rich Baker (left) waits to fire the starting gun, while John Anderson lines up races July 28 at the Harbour Grace Regatta at Lady Lake.
R. Tetford and Son celebrates capturing the first gold medal of the day for a Harbour Grace crew. Coxswain Lenny Williams (far right) hollers in victory as his crew (l-r) Betty-Lou Fewer, Lori Mercer, Charlene Cole, Shirley Vokey, Roxanne Haire and Juanita Pinsent celebrate.
Sister and brother Kara and Gavin Dobbin of Harbour Grace look for their parents during a ferris wheel ride at the Harbour Grace Regatta.
Coxswain Terry Shea reaches for a walkie-talkie as his Bay Roberts Denture Crew (back to front) Hanna Cole, Brookelyn George, Sarah Yetman, Gina Kelly, Kara Dobbin and Emily Butt, wait to move to the starting line to begin their race.
Needs Convenience of Harbour Grace captured the novice girls’ race at the Regatta. Under the tutelage of coxswain Brendan Chafe, rowers (l-r) Mary Mercer, Caitlind King, Kelseymae Dove, Erica White, Jacqueline Earle and Makayla Bray beat out Camco and Clarke’s Furniture.
Harbour Grace rowing crew the Has Beens competed in the Intertown Race against St. John’s crew Exxon Mobil. Here, the crew warms up prior to race time. Pictured are (l-r) coxswain Lenny Williams, Clarence Williams, Sandy Neil, Lenny Williams Sr., Doug Taylor, Wayne Slade and Shawn Cole.
The crowded banks of Lady Lake.