West Mersea Town Regatta 2021 Logo - Mermaid illustration


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

On Saturday 28th August 2021, 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.

Entry Forms for the sailing events are available in the Regatta Programme and the regatta website and must be handed in to the West Mersea Yacht Club.

The Watersports events get underway in the early 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 on the car park.

Stocks Fun Fair opposite the Victory public house.

The Bocking Concert Brass Band on the green.

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.

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West Mersea Town Regatta

Type:Regatta/Water Event

West Mersea, Essex

Opening Times

Season (28 Aug 2021)