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      SAILING 2018

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(s) below and register your interest!

The boats are provided by >>>> Eastwood Whelpton Ltd - Upton  and by >>>>>   Martham Boats                            

The date for 2019 is second week in October (Day to be confirmed!).

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

End of August thro' to start of October - 

Information Pictures until the boats are on the broad - > Sunday sunny and little wind

I expected to see some practicing  boats but possibly only one at 11.00am.  Pictures show nothing has changed on the pontoon. 



The day started with a very light breeze - the wind increased a little later in the day.

The first race in no particular order

The next group of pictures are Race 2


  And now a few from Race 3 - but nothing special

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  Tuesday pictures follow below     Sunny with an ideal sailing wind.  First group are each boat rounding Neatishead Buoy


Lunch > and a natter

Next   >>>>>>>>   start of race 2

 And now the finish of Race 2


Pictures -  Some of the other pictures from all times during the day


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   A warm day with a medium wind - Ideal sailing as wind strengthened thro' day

First pictures - race 1 each boat passing the buoy on the opposite side of the broad to the start line.

And a selection of pictures taken during the day - Stumps at the end (Courtesy of Primrose)

That's all for Wednesday

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Started warm and with a good sailing wind <>  a selection of pictures - just the better ones!

Morning - Ladies Race

and start of owner's race

Pictures from the rest of the owner's race

And now the last bit >> some pictures from the Crew's Race


If you have got this far down the page, thank you for your interest.

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Hoping for more pictures - If you have any please let me know so they can be shared on this page.


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