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Weather Shuts Down Green Lake Regatta
Rain, snow and wind dramatically shortened the action at the 50th Annual Green Lake Spring Regatta on March 17th. Green Lake is typically Vashon’s first regatta of the spring sprint season and this year’s event was cut short by swirling winds and a soaking rain/snow mix. The conditions kept all but two of Vashon’s boats from competing in the four races that did run from the field of 37 originally scheduled for the day. A Junior women’s quad featuring Katelyn Carter, TeraJane Ripley, Charlotte Kehoe and Avalon Koenig, won in convincing fashion, besting the field by just under 11 seconds on the water. Vashon’s men’s Masters 8, stroked by Bruce Morser and coxed by Heather Dow, finished 2nd out of seven boats in what turned out to be the final event of the regatta, which was cancelled after long delays, swamped boats, an ejector crab and a quad that flipped.