Sunny skies wel­come 155th Har­bour Grace Re­gatta

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It was a pic­turesque race day in Har­bour Grace as a large crowd gath­ered at Lady Lake for the 155th edi­tion of the town’s re­gatta.

Dozens of crews hit the wa­ter July 29 and were cheered on by sup­port­ers watch­ing next to the boathouse.

Af­ter claim­ing the men’s cham­pi­onship the pre­vi­ous week­end in Pla­cen­tia, Lamb’s Rum from St. John’s did the same in Har­bour Grace, fin­ish­ing with an of­fi­cial time of 10:45.87. Har­bour Grace Ocean En­ter­prises Ju­ve­nile Men placed sec­ond, fin­ish­ing two sec­onds ahead of Wade’s Ex­ca­vat­ing with a fi­nal time of 11:31.34.

In the ladies’ cham­pi­onship race, Dawe & Burke Bar­ris­ters of St. John’s and the Harold Ho­tel Ju­ve­nile Ladies from Pla­cen­tia were neckand-neck, with the former crew claim­ing first by seven sec­onds at 5:47.12. Har­bour Grace’s Bella Pho­tog­ra­phy and Beauty in a Flash notched third place by the slimmest of mar­gins, fin­ish­ing four­tenths-of-sec­ond in front of At­lantic Tow­ing from St. John’s.

The Com­pass dropped by Lady Lake Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon to snap a few pho­tos.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Mem­bers of the Splash Cen­tre team head out for a mid-af­ter­noon race at the 2017 Har­bour Grace Re­gatta. Pic­tured, start­ing from the back of the boat, is Emily Fewer, Ha­ley Drover, Macken­zie Chip­man, Alexan­dria Lilly, Zoe Dorsett, Tay­lor Slade and cox Amy Durn­ford.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Mem­bers of West Side Char­lies Car­bon­ear/Big Guys Fish & Fries cel­e­brate af­ter win­ning the In­ter­me­di­ate Ladies Race with an of­fi­cial time of 6:42.75.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Marg Lewis of Har­bour Grace watches her great-grand­son Colton Hunt spin a game-of-chance wheel. Hai­ley and James Davis of Car­bon­ear en­joyed the wa­ter when not watch­ing races or do­ing other fun things at Sat­ur­day’s Har­bour Grace Re­gatta.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

The West Side Char­lies Car­bon­ear/Big Guys Fish & Fries boat in­cluded, from the left, Brittany Pike, Janaya Ware­ham, Kait­lynn Hedd, Meghan Lehr, Stephanie Slade and Stacey Slade. The cox and spare, not pic­tured, were Kevin Chafe and Caitlind King.

PHO­TOS BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON/THE COM­PASS

Evan Yet­man of Pouch Cove had a few good plays in­side the bouncy cas­tle at the Har­bour Grace Re­gatta.

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