..........WEST MERSEA

......Saturday 1st September 2018

The Watersports events get underway in the afternoon with a variety of Rowing and sculling Races, an Outboard Motor Balloon Race and a Swimming Race. The 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 in a suitable boat for the event. Full details of all races are printed in the Regatta Programme, on sale in many local shops.


On Friday afternoon the Thames sailing barge 'Kitty' was guided into its central position in front of the town hard by Peter Clarke's boatyard team, providing the Committee Boat for the Regatta.

After last year's deadful weather this year brought perfect conditions of light wind and sun, which brought out a large number of both competitors and spectators.

All races were well supported, some needing multiple heats due to the numbers.

In the evening, following the prizegiving, the fireworks were more spectacular than ever and watched by a vast crowd of spectators.

Watersports Results pdf
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Photos by Dick Waylen, Matthew Borges & Martin Wade

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