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Rough Weather Shuts Down Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta

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Mother Nature put a damper on the second day of festivities at Heritage Port for the 9th Annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta. 

After looking at the radar further and checking out the river condition Sunday morning, the regatta committee made the difficult decision to cancel Sunday's heats of boats on the river.

The committee posted the following on their Facebook page Sunday morning, "There is heavy debris in the water and the radar is getting worse rather than better. We thank those loyal fans who came to see us yesterday, and look forward to putting on a great show for you next year at the 10th Annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta."

Around 50 vintage raceboat drivers from around the world came to Wheeling this year to partake in the Regatta which has raised more than $42,000 for the Easter Seals since it first started nine years ago.

 

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