|RiverFest '18 Regatta
The Lackawanna River Regatta 2018 will again be a highlight activity
of RiverFest 2018 on Saturday May 12, 2018.
A free fun
competition open to everyone with great imaginations. Create a vessel that will navigate the
Lackawanna River from Poplar Street to the finish at Sweeney’s Beach. Have fun and consider entering a floatable to
navigate the Lackawanna River. If not
entering please consider being a Lackawanna River Regatta Sponsor. Add to the fun!!!!
A regatta was originally a race of gondolas that was held in Venice, Italy
during the Renaissance, when Venice was at its apex as a naval and economic
power in the Mediterranean.
Over the years the term “regatta” has been applied to any showy contest or
parade of ships or boats in which prizes are offered for competition. It is in this spirit of celebration and
competition that the LRCA is proud to announce that the Lackawanna River
Regatta will be conducted as part of the finish line festivities at RiverFest 2018.
The Regatta is a FREE competitive event that anyone can enter,
and will offer awards and prizes to entrants who follow the Regatta Regulations,
Navigation Advisories, per diem and de facto pronouncements of Regatta
officials, and/or the quasi divine prognostications of the River Doge'. Regatta Rules Regatta Registration
A vessel may be pre-registered before May 12, 2018 by mailing the Regatta 2018
Registration Form to LRCA, P.O. Box 368, Scranton, PA 18501 or personally
filing it at the LRCA office, please call first. All vessels not pre-registered for the
Regatta must register by filing a registration form at the
Regatta Registry, which will be located at the LRCA information tent at the
RiverFest 2018 site, Sweeney’s Beach Recreational Area, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM
on Saturday, May 12th. You
must register and confirm your navigation orders between 12:00 and 2:00 PM. You will be assigned a Regatta number. This number is very important to you; it will
define when you will launch from the Poplar Street launch area and how you will
The Regatta will launch at 3:00 PM from the Poplar Street bridge.
REGATTA ENTRIES MUST BE REGISTERED AT THE LRCA INFO TENT AT THE RIVERFEST 2018 FESTIVAL
SITE (Sweeney’s Beach Recreation Area).
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