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Salcombe Town Regatta

August 3 - August 10

Free

The first regatta took place in 1856. The annual regattas were popular with locals and visitors alike particularly on the day of the rowing and swimming races. Contemporary photographs show large crowds of people lining the quays or perching precariously on rowing boats rafted together in the harbour to watch the races.A local resident Beatrice Pelman recalls the ‘proud ocean-going yachts’ with large crews and luxurious cabins, that arrived for the regattas in the 1920s. At night the harbour was like fairyland. Every yacht would be dressed overall with coloured lights.

The Salcombe Regatta has something for all ages: on the water, in the water, and on dry land. There are many events for children, including Spot the Bloomer, Children’s Sports and Parachuting Teddies. Those who enjoy athletic pursuits are catered for with sailing, rowing and raft races, and with the mini-triathlon.Throughout the week, Whitestrand Car Park is occupied by stalls, emergency vehicles, or the boat show. Two particular highlights of the week are the Island Street Party on Sunday, and the fireworks on Thursday. Throughout the week, a wide range of entertainment is available.

Details

Start:
August 3
End:
August 10
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://salcombetownregatta.org/

Organiser

Salcombe Regatta Committee
Email
info@salcombetownregatta.org
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Venue

Salcombe
Salcombe, Devon United Kingdom + Google Map
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