Good Luck, bad luck doesn’t take away from regatta championships

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The 2016 Rising Sun Regatta had its share of bad luck as Ohio River conditions put races on hold most of Saturday and Sunday but good luck prevailed as the final championship races were run on Sunday.

Despite the conditions, the National Powerboat Association managed to get five race finals in Sunday afternoon.

Mark Jakob of Clifton, Illinois took home the big SST 120 Intergalactic championship and was runner up in the SST 200 North American Championship behind Tim Seebold. Lee Daniel was runner up in the 120 race with Rusty Wyatt third. Jeff Reno was third in the 200.

The SST 45 National Championship was won by RJ West followed by Amanda Hagen and Mark Schmerbauch.

Two additional were part of the Indiana Classic. Chip Wavro won the Supersport ahead of Jayme Durand and Garry Harris. Toby Hood took the SST 60 class with Sam Labanco second and Carole Reno third.

There were 30 boats completing in the five classes.

The Indianapolis Colts brought their Colts in Motion Exhibit for fans to see the football team’s history.

There were other activities for youth to take part in.