Regatta rolls out for 54th edition in Placentia
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.
Stephanie Griffiths of Ship Harbour organizes a display of prizes for the wheel of fortune to be run for the Ship Harbour Recreation Committee.
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.
Sarah Power from Castle Hill National Historic Site applies a temporary tattoo to Ayden Greene.
Four crews line up for the start of a race at the Placentia Regatta Saturday.