Rowing club hosts Fontana All City Regatta

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The weather is picture perfect for a tradition on Buffalo’s waterfront Monday.  The West Side Rowing Club hosted its annual Fontana All City Regatta. High school teams from across the region compete in this boat race.

West Side Rowing Club President Rich Schaus said, “Rowing is a great team sport. They learn to work together, no one individual is a star on the team. Everybody has to work together on their timing, conditioning, and only by working together as a crew do you succeed.”

The regatta is named after Charlie Fontana, who was a coach and rower for more than 50 years at the rowing club. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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