Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Gallery: Scouts race past the Tide Mill on the River Deben on home-made rafts during Woodbridge Regatta

10:14 16 June 2014

Sailing enthusiasts of all ages gathered on the banks of the river Deben yesterday for a nautical celebration which dates back almost two centuries.

shares

The Woodbridge Regatta took place along the riverside between the Tide Mill and model yacht pond offering visitors an assortment of land and water-based family fun, including yacht and dinghy races, free boat rides and canoeing demonstrations.

Regatta chairman Geoff Holdcroft said the poor weather did not deter the crowds which gave generously, raising thousands of pounds for various local causes. “There was a really great atmosphere with every generation coming out together for a lovely family day out,” he said.

The annual raft race, described as a “centrepiece” of the event, organised by the 1st Woodbridge Scouts, enjoyed record entries, with the town’s Air Cadets taking overall victory.

The famous Woodbridge and District Lions Club Duck Dive concluded the event when a flotilla of rubber ducks was released into the model yacht pond. On dry land, stalls, children’s activities including crafts and face-painting, and musical entertainment was held along the banks.

Mr Holdcroft thanked the groups who supported the event, particularly the Lions and Scouts.

shares

1 comment

  • What a huge shame that firstly this was organised on Fathers Day and secondly the weather was not brilliant. Events like this deserve more people and these 2 factors were key to a lower attendance than yrs before

    Report this comment

    fence sitter

    Monday, June 16, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

An accident has caused travel delays

A 79-year-old man has died following a collision involving a trailer that had separated from a tractor as it travelled along an Essex road.

1st Woodbridge Scout Group take part in the Woodbridge carnival procession.

This year’s Woodbridge Carnival was particularly special for several reasons.

Large crowds soak up the sun and music at Music by the Sea in Aldeburgh.

A record-breaking number of music lovers lapped up the sounds of the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties and noughties on the Suffolk coast.

Seth and Eliza Gaw loved Latitude but planning was key, says dad Matt Gaw

With the mounting costs of family holidays, events like Latitude can be a genuine alternative to a traditional bucket and spade break.

A man has been arrested in the investigation

A man has been arrested following reports of a rape in Sudbury.

Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of  Sousse, Tunisia. Inset image of Stuart Cullen.

The Government is to fund a permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre - including two Suffolk victims.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Ipswich Music Day, in Christchurch Park

The annual Ipswich Music Day festivities in Christchurch Park get underway at 12pm, despite the wet weather.

Police have arrested a man following the stabbing

Police in Essex have arrested a man following a stabbing which happened in Chelmsford yesterday afternoon.

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Train delays through Suffolk and Essex have been caused by urgent repairs to a railway bridge between Witham and Hatfield Peveral.

Ipswich swimmer Karen Pickering at the towns Crown Pools with the medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Canada

For years, Karen Pickering was known around Ipswich simply as ‘Swimmer’, and you can understand why, writes Sheen Grant after talking to the new mum of twin girls, Evie and Mia.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages