Re­gatta rolls out for 54th edi­tion in Placentia

The Compass - - Sports - Edi­tor@cb­n­com­pass.ca

South­east Arm was a busy spot Satur­day, July 22, as crowds gath­ered for the 54th an­nual Placentia Re­gatta.

The first day of rac­ing in row­ing’s triple crown for New­found­land and Labrador fea­tured lots of boats, in­clud­ing many lo­cal teams com­pet­ing through­out the day.

Lamb’s Rum claimed the men’s cham­pi­onship and M5 won the women’s ti­tle. The 155th Har­bour Grace Re­gatta was sched­uled to take place this past Satur­day at Lady Lake, with the Royal St. John’s Re­gatta sched­uled for Aug. 2 at Quidi Vidi Lake.

Freelance pho­tog­ra­pher Tom O’Keefe dropped by the Placentia Re­gatta to take a few snaps for The Compass. Harold Ho­tel crew from Placentia won the Ju­ve­nile Race in 5:59.91. Back row (l-r): Ken­neth King (cox re­plac­ing Tony Wood­man, who was ill), Macken­zie Wake­ham, Hil­lary Neville and Tyre Lan­non;

Front row (l-r): McKen­zie Leonard-Power, Lauran Kelly and Grace Fol­lett. The team here is Ed­mund’s Girls from Placentia, win­ners of the Se­nior Ladies Trans­port Race in 6:27.43. Back row (l-r): Michelle Mul­la­ley, Melissa Walsh, Sarah Nash, Ash­lin Ka­vanagh and Brent Payne (Cox); Front row (l-r): Olivia Hef­feran and Amanda O’Reilly.

PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS

Stephanie Grif­fiths of Ship Har­bour or­ga­nizes a dis­play of prizes for the wheel of for­tune to be run for the Ship Har­bour Recre­ation Com­mit­tee.

PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS

Jamie Neville of the Placentia Lions let peo­ple pick who they wanted to dunk at the Placentia Re­gatta Satur­day — Justin Trudeau, Dwight Ball or Don­ald Trump. He strapped on a mask be­fore some­one at­tempted to sink him in the dunk tank.

PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS

Sarah Power from Cas­tle Hill Na­tional His­toric Site ap­plies a tem­po­rary tat­too to Ay­den Greene.

PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS

Four crews line up for the start of a race at the Placentia Re­gatta Satur­day.

PHO­TOS BY TOM O’KEEFE/SPECIAL TO THE COMPASS

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