Mem­o­ries of the 150th Har­bour Grace Re­gatta

The Compass - - ORTHTE - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NICHOLASMERCER THE COM­PASS

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.

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