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      SAILING 2013

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 30 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

Tuesday - 1st October -  The Broad with an excellent sailing wind

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


A little dull for my camera but here are the better pictures

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            The weather followed a pattern which is best described as Calm > Wind Change > Wet > wind change again and then wet and cloudy

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The day started with little wind and misty.   

The wind increased thro to 2.oo pm when the rain started. 

Was heavy so I decided that the camera would have to stay dry and my pictures stop then.  Apart from a very brief spell of sun it rained for the rest of the afternoon.

                           The Race Marshal           



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After a wet end to the day on Wednesday - Thursday was very pleasant Sunny with a sailing wind!

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