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Regatta/Water Event, Sat 17 Aug 2019

Mersea Regatta

Mersea Regatta


West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838.

On Saturday 17th August 2019, the Sailing Races start Regatta Day events. The first start is at 0900 hrs with about 100 boats taking part, split into 7 different classes.

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 including Regatta T-Shirts & Polo Shirts, the Bocking Concert Brass Band, Refreshments and RNLI Souvenirs at the Old Lifeboat Station.

A Grand Firework Display takes place at 9.00 pm. Please give generously to the bucket collection, as this is the only funding for the display.

Children welcome

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Sat 17 Aug 2019

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Mersea Island,
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Map reference: TM 035145  Lat: 51.79211 Long: 0.94947


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