The event consisted of a series of heats in which two boats competed for the best time in each heat. The teams who competed were the Rocket Rowers, the Yachting Turtles, the Sailors D'Light, the Cyclonauts, the Livingston Healthy Living Squad and the team of Vulcan/Smith.
Regarding the fate of the former Regions bank building, the council has still not received a response from the financial institution on the building. Earlier this year, Salem Mayor Rell Peck sent a letter requesting the building be donated to the city, citing its historic significance. The mayor suggested each month one council member could email a letter to the appropriate official emphasizing the importance of the building to the community.