A Day at the Races : The St. John's Regatta Story. First Edition.

By: FITZGERALD, Jack

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FITZGERALD, Jack. A Day at the Races : The St. John's Regatta Story. St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : Creative Publishers, (2003). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-190,(2). Illustrated with 22 b&w photos in the text. 8vo (137 x 211 mm), photo-illustrated cardcovers, with purple & dark blue lettering to spine.

For John Joseph Fitzgerald (b.1945) see DNLB pp.108-9, ENL Vol. 2, p.191.

"The Royal St. John's Regatta is more than a social or sporting event. For nearly 200 years the Regatta has become a Newfoundland tradition and institution. It begins in mid-April when the boats go on the pond for practice and ends on the day of the Regatta. Like Christmas, people and whole families plan holidays to coincide with the event. The longevity and success of the Regatta is rooted in the fact that it is a family tradition passed down from generation to generation, It is a place where history and culture thrives [sic]. People love recalling the long past of the regatta and are fascinated by the traditions and accounts that have amassed over almost 200 years of competitive rowing and festival celebrations. This book retells some of these stories in an attempt to preserve this magnificent piece of Newfoundland and Labrador history." - from the rear.

Introduction.
1. Amazing Regatta History.
2. Regatta Humour [with 21 vignettes!].
3. Sooks of the Regatta [17 incidents of poor sportsmanship exposed to the light of day!].

4. Regatta Mysteries.
5. The Merry Regatta.
6. Boats and Builders.
7. The Royal Influence.
8. Liquor History of the Regatta.
9. Inspirations.

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Title: A Day at the Races : The St. John's Regatta Story. First Edition.

Author Name: FITZGERALD, Jack

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Creative , 2003, ISBN:1894294645: 2003

ISBN Number: 1894294645

ISBN Number 13: 9781894294645

Seller ID: 60403

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND NAUTICAL ROWING RACING CANADIAN SOCIAL HISTORY CANADA ST. JOHN'S SPORTS SPORT,