..........................WEST MERSEA
.......................TOWN REGATTA

.....................Saturday 30th August 2014

.............................. view Parking Restrictions

Please note that Mersea Week in 2014, a week of sailing events run by the joint yacht clubs, will be from August 10th to 15th.

West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838.
The Town Regatta is run by a hard working voluntary committee and although it is usually held at the end of Mersea Week (but not in 2014), has no connection with other clubs and is entirely self-financed.

Photos of the last Regatta may be seen on the events pages from the menu on the left.

104 pages of event details, your sailing entry form and articles of local interest.

PARKING. On Regatta Day there will be plenty of parking space available in a field off High Street North.
The entrance will be signposted and the postcode for your satnav is CO5 8JY.

Parking for disabled badge holders is in Peter Clarke's Boatyard - on the right, just past the Coast Road car park with stalls on.

The Cobmarsh Marathon takes place before the main Regatta and in 2014 is on Saturday 16th August.
The main Cobmarsh event is a pair-oared Rowing Race around Cobmarsh Island, followed by several more light-hearted rowing races.
There is a Prizegiving and social event in the evening.

On the 30th August 2014, the Sailing Races start Regatta Day events. The first start is at 0900 hrs with about 200 boats taking part, split into 16 different classes.
The competing boats range from Smacks, Racing Yachts and Classic Yachts, to Fisherman's Open Boats and Dinghy Classes.
Entry Forms for the sailing events are available in the Regatta Programme and must be handed in to the West Mersea Yacht Club.

The Watersports events get underway in the afternoon, with a variety of Rowing Races, an Outboard Motor Balloon Race,
a Swimming Race and the ever popular final event is 'Walking The Greasy Pole' which is rigged over the side of the Thames Barge Committee Boat.
Entries for the Watersports are free and entering is not required - just be on the start line.

Waterside Attractions include Displays, Stalls and Entertainment on the car park including Regatta T-Shirts & Polo Shirts, the Bocking Concert Brass Band,
Bert Stock's Fair as well as Refreshments and RNLI Souvenirs at the Old Lifeboat Station.

Prize Giving for Watersports and Sailing will be outside the Old Lifeboat Station - starting approximately at 7.30 pm.

The Regatta Emergency Contact Point is the Old Lifeboat Station situated at the bottom of Firs Chase.

A Grand Firework Display takes place at dusk. Please give generously to the bucket collection, as this is the only funding for the display.

A friendly 'Coast Road Evening' social event is held in Peter Clarke's Shed with the Poachers. Details of tickets may be found in the Regatta Programme.

All West Mersea Town Regatta Cups for the Cobmarsh, Sailing and Watersports Events should be returned to West Mersea Yacht Club by
Saturday 9th August 2014.

The Councils' car park in Coast Road West Mersea will be closed between 6pm on Friday 29th and 11pm on Saturday 30th August 2014.

No Waiting/No Loading At Any Time from 6am until 11pm on Saturday 30th August 2014
City Road
- both sides for its entire length
Firs Road - both sides for its entire length
St Peters Road - the west side for its entire length
Victory Road - the north side for its entire length
Coast Road - both sides between its junctions with The Lane and Victory Rd
Firs Chase - both sides for its entire length
The Lane - both sides for its entire length
Firs Hamlet - both sides for its entire length
Rosebank Road - both sides for its entire length
Stonehill Way - both sides for its entire length
Blackwater Drive - both sides for its entire length
High Street - the west side from a point opposite Mersea Court north to a point 20 metres north of its junction with Upland Road
Upland Road - both sides from its junction with High Street east for 20m.
Save for emergency vehicles and access to property, Road Closures are between 12.00noon (earliest) and 10.30pm on Saturday 30th August 2014
Coast Road
(between its junctions with The Lane and Victory Road)
City Road (for its entire length)
Firs Chase (for its entire length)
The Lane (for its entire length)
The Regatta Committee has been advised by the authorities that the above arrangements are necessary for safety and access for emergency vehicles
and hope that they will not cause undue inconvenience.
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