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      SAILING 2012

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 20 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                            


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



      Rather wet but with some wind - a selection of the better pictures follows below

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My camera still drying out from Monday so only a few snaps from my phone!

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Started wet - became a brilliant sunny sailing day




 Was sure there were some sailing boats somewhere near here!


We will find them soon!






Pictures follow


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Thursday -

A slightly damp start then a overcast sailing day with a nice wind.


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And now a few pictures by Tony taken from the pontoon <>

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