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      SAILING 2014

Each Autumn a number of yachts compete in the hire boat sailing regatta on Barton Broad. Over 30 yachts can take part in this event which includes a series of races in the beautiful surroundings of Barton Broad and a programme of social events covering 3  evenings, culminating in the Regatta dinner and prize-giving.


The regatta is a long established and highly popular event, providing the opportunity for competitive sailing and great company. Participants require a reasonable level of sailing ability, with confidence to handle a yacht in company with others.

My interest is the chance to get a break from everything else and this is brilliant for the photo’s which follow and my love of small boats and the opportunity to help (rescue!) the friends who take part.

I have taken my little boat on to the broads  every year for over 35 years.

There are a number of people who take part each year and now there are places available for new members of this group as unfortunately some of us get older and become unable to continue so some new young (or old) competitors will be more than welcome so please use the link below and register your interest!

Most of the boats this year were provided by Eastwood Whelpton Ltd - Upton - Norfolk Broads - UK  and some by  Martham Boats                            

The regatta is sponsored by Waterways Holidays.

Next - if you would like a copy of any of the pictures - Right click and get the file name from properties - for example DSCF1234.jpg - Then e-mail me and I will send you a copy of the original file (Each one is approx 2.5mb so will only get 2 files per e-mail but I will send as many as you request)  The Web pictures are much smaller so that the pages will display reasonably quickly

AND  any pictures you have, can be e-mailed, and will be shown on this page

- Please keep the e-mails to less than 20mb total size -  Send to        Paul @ 77777.co.uk

Friday - 3rd October -  The Broad with an excellent sailing wind

Information Pictures until the boats are on the broad - trying to show the wind >>>>

Beware of the broken post - the green marker is not secure and the post is only a few inches above the water when photographed!



Very heavy rain with a 'strong' wind - wet - a break from the rain in the middle of the day then more rain <> A few pictures using a throw away camera!



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   A pleasant windy and dry sailing day      -  With my better camera  -  The difference shows!!


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The day started with no wind at all - Racing delayed.

Late Morning there was a gentle light wind some of the time   

Last years race marshal

was replaced  then fired

so now      <>       beware !

The pictures - first little or no wind, then a light breeze.

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Started dull but there was a good sailing wind through the day



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