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Regatta is coming

Sean Wolohan | Thursday, March 31, 2011

Notre Dame fishes,

April is here, which can only mean one thing. Regatta is coming! That’s right, less than one month left until the greatest college event in the history of the world. Commonly (and by commonly, I mean just this one time) referred to as the Fisher Brogatta or Fisher Forgotta, the Regatta is celebrating its 25th anniversary at Notre Dame. Contrary to popular belief, the Regatta did not begin at Notre Dame. Our founder Fred Fisher’s great-great-grandfather, Christopher Columbus, won the Fisher Regatta in 1492 with a boat called the Santa Maria. We all know how that turned out. Even before that, God and Noah Fisher teamed up to construct the Ark for the deadliest Fisher Regatta in history.

Many boats have come and gone since then, and now is your chance to enter the annals of history next to legendary Regatta champions like Ferdinand Magellan, Captain Morgan, Leif Ericson, The Skipper and Captain Crunch. Take advantage of your opportunity to become a champion (luckily, we’re not racing against Tulsa or Florida State) and start building your boat today.


Sean Wolohan


Fisher Hall

Mar. 30