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      SAILING 2016

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!


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

The date for 2016 is 8th to 15th October    and    the date for 2017 is from 10th October 2017,

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 - >  Early September from next to the pontoon

A different picture format - Just experimenting! NE thro' South round to West

Sunday 9th October  >  Some pictures of practicing and to allow me to configure cameras.

Some of the pictures look OK but I still need to check out my better camera - I will find out to-morrow as long as it does mot rain too often!


The day started with rain then sun then rain then sun - Wind was very light for some time and getting stronger thro' the day.

  The following set of pictures are my attempt to catch every boat as they navigate round mark 2

I think that is all of them,  so,  next some pictures from a different location >>

Weather just keeps changing

Next my camera battery ran out and the spare was dead so I left before the last race so I could try and get replacement and charge for tomorrow.

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   Tuesday pictures follow below


Ops! ! ! Something wrong with this picture                

And More pictures

And some more  >  >

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   Start of the day was wet so I set up under an umbrella for the first race - It was dry enough for my camera but occasionally the umbrella shows in the top of the pictures.


Next set are of Mark1 buoy.

The next set are from where ever a good chance of a reasonable picture occurred .   .   .     .       .        .       .

More added later - run out of time at the moment  


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Started as a dull and cloudy day with an ideal sailing wind.  Some exciting moments with good pictures.




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


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Hoping for more pictures - ?? !


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