Photo of the Week: You Gotta Regatta

Author: Sarah Cahalan '14

4 Photo by Barbara Johnston

As another school year draws to a close, some Notre Dame traditions are timeless: Finals-week jitters, pre-exam visits to the Grotto, and, of course, a bunch of homemade boats sinking in the Fisher Regatta.


University photographer Barbara Johnston captured this mid-capsizing shot at this year’s race, held on an intermittently snowy Saturday, April 27. The team pictured here (shockingly) did not win the annual charity contest — that honor, perhaps unsurprisingly, went to the competitors from Notre Dame’s American Society of Civil Engineers chapter, who took to St. Mary’s Lake in a concrete vessel called the Horton Hears Canoe.


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