The 19th annual collegiate and high school rowing event has been iced out of Spring Lake, but crews will row in a shortened Grand River course from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Organizers reached a decision Wednesday morning after seeing close to six inches of ice remaining in the middle of Spring Lake. The event has been held at the Spring Lake Yacht Club since its inception.
Races will begin in front of Snug Harbor and end near the sag just north of Harbor Island.
“There's a lot of logistic stuff that we need to take care of,” organizer Joy Gaasch said Wednesday afternoon. “We haven't cleared all the hurdles, but we think we're pretty close. It's going to be very convenient for folks to walk around downtown and go to restaurants.”
Read all about the move and what it means for the event and area in Thursday's Tribune!