What a Regatta!

Well......what a Regatta this year was! The best weather.........the most competitors.........the most children taking part..........the most fun........and the busiest village for at least 9 or 10 years.

All the regular events were packed with competitors and the team events were oversubscribed. We added a new event, to our packed schedule of 132 events, the Beach Netball, which proved a great success. This involved mixed teams of men, women and youngsters which emphasised the family atmosphere of Regatta.

In the rowing events it was great to see so many youngsters taking part. Many of these had attended our Monday night rowing sessions throughout the summer and came along to test out their new found or honed skills, and had great fun doing so.

Results of all of the events and some brilliant pictures are on our website for you to re-live some of the best moments.

All our draw tickets for the superb Regatta Dinghy sold out, and for another year the lucky winner lives in the village.

All our Ducks sold out as well, and had a great race around the harbour pool.

We thank all of you who bought Ducks and draw tickets, Boat sponsors, our patrons and of course all of you who added to our bucket collections, as the money raised is how we can afford to put on Shaldon Regatta every year, which this year cost around £15000, including boat maintenance.

We hope you all enjoyed the 9 days either taking part, supporting or just watching.

Now we start planning for next year......our 200th year.....what a nine days that will be. More news about the Family Beach Party and Boat Flotilla will be coming soon, so watch this space.

A number of evening celebrations during the Regatta week have already been organised. Tickets have been sold out for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night events, but there  are a few tickets still available for the Wednesday night buffet and dance for just £15. Get them while you can!. Tickets from, Alec Collyer.

Come along and celebrate our 200th!

Ray Edworthy