Last Monday marked the first year of Roy Webster Annual Cross-Channel Swim being held in Cascade Locks. More than 400 swimmers boarded the sternwheeler for the mile-long ride upstream to the jump-in location early in the morning. In addition to moving the race to Cascade Locks, it was also a return of the beloved event after two years of cancellations due to poor conditions. Event organizers, as well as participants and spectators, were pleased with the re-launch of the event here in Cascade Locks. “The new location mirrors our former location so well it didn’t really change the program that much,” said Ashley Huckaby May of organizing Hood River Chamber of Commerce. “The swimmers were … excited and raring to go today. The weather is beautiful — and no wind.” They all look forward to this event returning next year.