Royal St. John's Regatta Cancelled

By Ken Eckert - Own work

For the first time in 80 years the Royal St. John's Regatta has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The announcement was made this morning by Committee President Bradley Power.

It will be the decision of the cIty whether or not the civic holiday will go ahead.

The Royal St. John's Regatta is North America's oldest annual sporting event with documented proof of 1816 boat races.

There is credible contention that St. John's regattas were held even earlier than 1816, likely in the 18th century.