The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) is celebrating a very special event this summer, and the community is invited to pay a visit to the grounds of the club in order to witness the affair. In one week’s time, the WRSC will be hosting the 100th Annual West Side Invitational Regatta – a day of racing boasting 28 events featuring eight-person shells, fours, pairs, doubles and singles. Anyone hoping to get to the shore of Lake Erie to watch this heated competition is welcome to stop by and cheer on the rowers on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
*Racing will begin at 9am with time trial heats that will immediately be followed by sprint race finals. A full schedule will be posted on wsrc.org by July 10. In celebration of West Side Rowing Club’s special 100th Anniversary Regatta, a Buffalo National Historic Landmark, the Edward M. Cotter Fireboat – whose history is so intertwined with West Side’s celebrated past – will honor West Side with a special appearance around 11:00am-12:00.
Location: Black Rock Canal, at One Rotary Row (GPS address: 48 Porter Avenue), just under the Peace Bridge, off the 90 at Porter Avenue Exit, at 9am.