New captain and officers at the helm of Shaldon Regatta Committee

Shaldon Regatta regatta committee held the Annual General Meeting on 19 January 2018 where the 2017 Regatta was reflected on. Outgoing treasurer of 24 years, Alan Jones reported that financially it had been a success despite the additional expense of putting on extra events to celebrate our 200 year anniversary including £2000 on fireworks that have been said to have been the best seen on the river. In December 2017 a much needed safety boat was purchased for £4000. He said, 'This boat is needed not only for the nine days during Regatta but also for running the Junior Rowing Session leading up to the Regatta.' He thanked all who had helped him during his time as treasurer and then handed over to Amanda Williams, the new treasurer.

Mark Pile, outgoing chairman of 35 years gave a detailed report on all the events that made up the 2017 Regatta. He reported that  there were more competitors than previous years and praised everyone involved in putting on the anniversary celebrations that gave a party atmosphere to the whole nine days. He took the opportunity to thank committee members who had supported him in his role over the course of a remarkable 35 years. He has handed over the helm to new Chairman, James Stoyle with Paul Edworthy being elected the new vice chairman, Claire Savva the new secretary and Amanda Williams treasurer.