(Oklahoma City, OK) — Sunny, cool and breezy weather brought out more than 1,500 athletes today for the 2013 Regatta Festival along the Oklahoma City River.
A large crowd was on hand to see rowers compete from universities and rowing clubs across the United States and from Canada. The course along the Oklahoma river has become of the country’s premiere rowing and kayaking venues.
“I encourage everyone to come out to the river. We have night sprints tonight and some spectacular races. It’s also a great time for everyone so bring your family and friends,” said Mike Knopp, Executive Director of the OKC River Boathouse Foundation.
Also on deck were some elite athletes from the U.S. Women’s Rowing Team. “So many people come out it’s fun to see . As an athlete it’s great that there are so many participants, it’s exciting,” said Meghan O’Leary of the U.S. Women’s Rowing Team.
Bob Moore Chopper 4 pilot Jon Welsh dropped by to sign autographs and to meet with spectators and athletes during the Regatta Festival.
Tonight there will be more races with the OG&E night sprints and
Even fireworks and more fun for the whole family. More races continue today, Sunday October 6.
Join the fun before it ends.