Demon Crew will host regatta on Cane River Nov. 9


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Demon Rowing Crew will host a regatta in downtown Natchitoches on Saturday, Nov. 9. The public is invited to watch the 5K races.


Teams will launch from the downtown riverbank and row to the north end of Cane River Lake for the starting lineup. Crews will race down from the north dam to the finish line near Beau Jardin.


Races will begin at 8 a.m.


Cane River will be closed to boat traffic from the north dam to the Church Street Bridge, including the Washington Street boat launch. South of the downtown area to the South Dam will remain open to all types of navigation.  All other landings will remain open.


Crews from Rice University, Wichita State, Tulane University and several junior programs from Dallas, Houston and Tulsa are registered to participate.


For more information, contact Jason Stelly, Demon Crew coach, at