Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

Serving The Communities Of Portal and Rodeo  (www.portal-rodeo.com)


Regatta 2021


Well, it’s been 3 years since we were able to hold one of the most fun events in Portal - The Persona Non Grata Regatta. Thanks to extra recent rains, the creek was up, running brown and FAST. Too fast for people to follow their boats in the water. About 13 boats entered the water at one creek crossing, and soared down to the next crossing. All but one boat was recovered at the finish line. At the finish line, most boats were a mere shell of their pre-race structure. All manner of decorations were lost, doll captains were lost at sea, and some boats even split into two. In other words, just like every other Regatta. Fun, Fun, Fun! Here are many of the entries:

And The Winner Is: Tracey Penwell (With 1/2 of her boat!)

Debb Johnson won the Certificate for the most Artistic Creation.

The Launch - Boats (HAH) At The Finish Line

Helen with her soggy boat (compare to the "Baja or Bust" boat above)


Thanks to Rolf Koford for helping to organize the Regatta, Ali for being a judge, and all the entries and spectators.