203rd Royal St. John's Regatta a no-go for Wednesday, due to high winds

The Royal St. John's Regatta has been postponed due to high winds on the lake Wednesday. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC - image credit)
The Royal St. John's Regatta has been postponed due to high winds on the lake Wednesday. (Eddy Kennedy/CBC - image credit)
Eddy Kennedy/CBC
Eddy Kennedy/CBC

The 203rd running of the Royal St. John's Regatta has been postponed by at least a day due to unfavourable lake conditions, organizers said Wednesday morning.

According to the race's organizing committee, winds could reach as high as 51 km/h lakeside Wednesday, and that the safety of racers was key to the decision to delay.

Organizers will revisit the decision Thursday morning, when wind conditions are expected to be lighter and safer for boat races.

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