Boats hit the water in New Richmond

The wall overlooking the Ohio River in New Richmond was filled with onlookers during the 17th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta which took place Saturday, Aug. 22, at RiverDays.

There were 51 entries this year according to organizer of the event, Ray Perszyk. Three boats were registered to race in two separate events.

“I guesstimate that we had around 3,000 race fans and groupies for the race this year,” said race organizer Ray Perszyk. “Based on the wall, steps and beach count, we have estimates of 30 – 35,000 over the three day weekend.”