By GORDON BLOCK
Watertown Daily Times
CLAYTON — Windy weather may have kept the vintage race boats ashore on Friday, but enthusiasm was still high for boaters who made it out for the biennial regatta, which will run through the weekend.
For Ross A. McCracken, Montreal, this weekend has been a long time in the making. Though he had grown up around the sport — he even watched races at Valleyfield, Quebec, as an infant — he had been away from boating for about 10 years. His interest was piqued again when he came to the village in 2006.
“It was really here we decided to find our own project,” Mr. McCracken said. “It’s the people ... everybody comes out to support each other.”