Placentia Regatta this weekend
This weekend, 60 crews from Placentia, St. John’s, Harbour Grace and Portugal Cove will compete in the 52nd edition of the Placentia Regatta. Seventeen races are scheduled to take place, including the Adrian Traverse Men’s Championship and the Karen Kerrivan Ladies Championship. Races will take place Saturday, July 18, with the usual games and food concessions also set up at Southeast Arm, Placentia. The first race starts at 8 a.m. There will also be live music and a beer garden. An opening ceremonies event will take place the night before starting at 8 p.m., with live entertainment, free hot dogs and soda pop, and fireworks.
The Fabulous You team from Placentia earned a silver medal at the 2014 Placentia Regatta. Team members included, from left, Tammy Lockyer, Sandy Smith, Valerie Lannon and Leighanne Grandville. Other members of the team not pictured were Wendy Leonard and Sarah Pomeroy.