After a hiatus due to COVID, the Richland Regatta is back this coming weekend.

Beginning Thursday, June 24, these smaller Northwest Power Boat Association racers will be roaring up and down the river near Howard Amon Park. 

The event will last through Sunday.

The NPBA will feature smaller versions of unlimited hydros, referred to as 1 liter, 2.5 stock, and 2.5 modified liter boats, as well as inboard and sportsman class racers.  Richland Parks and Rec offered this information about the event:

"The 3-day event will play host to 60-80 race boats of various types ranging in speed from 70-170 mph, providing non-stop action on the water."

Racing will begin Thursday evening along the course, which can be viewed from Howard Amon Park. There will also be testing during the day Thursday.

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The City of Richland also issued a number of entrance and some park closures due to the races. They are as follows:

"Beginning Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 a.m. through Sunday evening, June 27, the north boat launch (off of Newton Street) will close. The launch will be fully open and available on Monday, June 28.

Lee Boulevard will close at Amon Park Drive east to the river, and from the Fingernail Stage to the Parking Lot, north to Newton Street beginning Friday, June 25 at 7:00 a.m., through Sunday, June 2, at approximately 9:00 p.m. 

The section of Columbia River that borders Howard Amon Park will also close to boat traffic each day from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m., depending on the weather or race delays. There will not be an opportunity to move past the course on the river during the event. "

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