1.   Regatta

2.   Small News




1.  Regatta


Regatta got off to a good start as you can see here.  Everyone enjoyed the swimming gala, Regatta fete, the water polo and 'Last Night of the Proms'.  Local rowing, dinghy and offshore sailing events have also begun, with the WEARA rowing today and local rowing finals on Friday, sailing continues in Start Bay until Sunday.

Key events still to come include the arrival of our Regatta Guardship, HMS St Albans and a display by The Blades Aerobatic Team led by Dartmouth born Mark Cutmore on Thursday evening, followed by the first firework display. 

On Friday the local fun competitions of Junior Crab Fishing, the Waiters and Waitresses Race, Barrel Rolling, Trolley Grand Prix and Pavement Artists take place, and then of course we have more air displays including everyone's favourite the Red Arrows at 6.00pm, then at 9.00pm the return of the Illuminated River Procession; definitely a day not to be missed!

Saturday includes the traditional Review of Classic Craft, the road races, RAF Tucano and RN Historic Sea Fury as well as a second display by the Newfoundland Dogs, and it's your last opportunity to visit the Shopping Village in the Marquee, the street market and the fairground.  Finally the 2012 Regatta will go out with a bang with the final firework display.

All the events are listed in detail in the Regatta Guide so don't forget to buy yours.  Please also remember that the costs of staging the Regatta are funded from sponsorship and donations, so please give generously to the collectors throughout the week.

Visitors to Dartmouth Royal Regatta are being reminded that Dartmouth’s lower ferry and the town’s Park and Ride will be extending their hours on peak days during the historic event. The ferry will be doubling up its service ferrying foot passengers and vehicles from 7am to 10.55pm on Thursday August 30, Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1.  At these times both ferries will be running on those days.  The town’s Park and Ride will also be extending its hours during the event, operating from 8am to 10pm on Wednesday August 29, 8am to 11pm on the Thursday and Friday and 8am to midnight on the Saturday. The Park and Ride car park site is opposite the Sainsbury’s store and South Hams District Council hopes the overflow sites for parking in nearby fields which have been closed due to the weather will be be able to open on Friday subject to conditions improving. The fair will be using Mayors Avenue car park during Regatta week, so it is closed for parking. Some parking will be available in Coronation Park, but visitors are advised to use Park and Ride.  For further information about the Dartmouth Lower Ferry or the Park and Ride facilities in the town, contact South Hams District Council on 01803 861234 or visit the Council’s website by clicking here (half way down the page)


2.   Small News

  • Alan Duffy reports: The Anzac Club will be open house during the Regatta period so all welcome - Entertainment on Friday 31st August 8.30pm by the ever popular Jai Rocks

  • Regatta Recitals are being held in St Saviour's Church on Friday and Saturday beginning at 11.55am - free entry with retiring collection

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