Royal St. John's Regatta is A Go

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

If you played Regatta Roulette last night you made a good call.

The Royal St. John's Regatta is a go for today.

The weather looks like it will be mainly sunny and a high of 28 with a humidex of 33. Winds will be west at about 20 km/h.

The event is North America's oldest annual sporting event with documented proof of 1816 boat races.

There is credible contention that St. John's regattas were held even earlier than 1816, likely in the 18th century.

Held on Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John's, Newfoundland, the Regatta is scheduled for the first Wednesday of August.

If weather and wind conditions are not suitable, the event is postponed until the next suitable day.

Since Regatta Day is a civic holiday in St. John's, this means that the weather actually determines whether or not workers have the day off – a matter sometimes complicated by late-night partying associated with the end of the George Street Festival the night before.

The Team

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