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The River and the Regatta That Wasn't

People showed and the Fair Haven Centennial Crew Regatta was cancelled

If you showed up along the banks of the Navesink River yesterday to check out the action in the Fair Haven Centennial Crew Regatta and thought, perhaps, you had missed something, you hadn't.

The 1,000-meter race up and down the Navesink, that was to feature high school crew teams from the area was cancelled. "It had to do with tidal conditions — water and wind," Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, who also sits on the Centennial committee, said. "I only found out at the last minute, myself."

A neighbor on DeNormandie Avenue, where the race was slated to start, said the block was filled with cars and the cancellation only happened after people arrived and those running the race determined that the tide direction and strength were not cooperating.

So, Patch got a few photos of the event that wasn't on what turned out to be a quiet afternoon on the river.

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