Head of the Fish Regatta
Images from Sunday's action in the 24th annual Head of the Fish Regatta on Fish Creek, which flows out of Saratoga Lake. The event is co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Rowing Club and Saratoga Rowing Association. For more on the event, go to saratogarowing.com Posted on October 31, 2010.
Saratoga rowers Caidon Martin and Kayla Benton compete Sunday afternoon in varsity double competition at the Head of the Fish event on Fish Creek, which runs out of Saratoga Lake.
Racing boats competing in Sunday's Head of the Fish regatta pass pylons that once supported the Route 9P bridge which has now disappeared.
A coxswain for Shenendehowa High School lays low in the boat against cold winds as her crew moves upstream as they prepare to compete in Sunday's Head of the Fish event.
Referee Kathryn Flanders monitors progress of the crew teams from the shore of Fish Creek during Sunday's competition.
Despite chilly temperatures, many Head of the Fish spectaors watched the races from docks that flanked the race course.
The equivalent of soccer moms, Kara Pascht, left, and Wendy Brook wait outside the Burnt Hills team tent for their children to be done competing in Sunday's Head of the Fish regatta.
Watching from Stafford's Bridge, front to back, Savannah Benton, 9; Brooke Hinchcliff, 9; Larisssa Benton, 11, and Judy Benton, all from the Saratoga Springs area, watch the crew teams pass under the bridge to compete in Sunday's Head of the Fish competition.
Because of the closure of the Route 9P bridge over Saratoga Lake, many spectators watched Sunday's Head of the Fish competition from Stafford's Bridge, about a mile to the east.
Buses from several states and two countries fill the parking area usually set aside for vehicles at the state boat launch on Saratoga Lake.