RiverFest '18 Regatta
The Lackawanna River Regatta 2018 will again be a highlight activity of RiverFest 2018 on Saturday May 12, 2018.

An Open Challenge!!!   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 be judged.

The Regatta will launch at 3:00 PM from the Poplar Street bridge.

ALL 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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