PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s been a Philadelphia tradition for 92 straight years, but this year the famed Stotesbury Regatta is moving to New Jersey.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Slow-Moving Storm System Brings Potential For Gusty Thunderstorms, Flooding
The event is the largest high school regatta in the world.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Announce $30 Million In Grants To Fight Gun Violence, Encourage Community Organizations To Apply For Funds
Organizers were concerned that Tuesday’s storm, along with the rain forecasted the rest of the week, would cause dangerous conditions on the river.
On Tuesday, they made the unprecedented decision to move the competition to Camden’s Cooper River.MORE NEWS: Mantua Shooting Leaves 4 People Hospitalized, Philadelphia Police Say
Racing gets underway Friday morning and wraps up Saturday night.