Easter Egg Regatta

21 April 2019


Sheila wins the Slow Fleet

and Patrick the Fast Fleet.

Sheila wins the Big Easter Egg Trophy and Patrick the petite trophy (based on combined fleet result).

Patrick did noticeably well in the lighter patchy conditions that prevailed which tends to favour 'slower' boats (4 of the first five in the combined fleet were Slow Fleet).


EASTER EGG REGATTA – 31st March 2018

Keeping Warm on rescue duty!

Warming up!

Commodore Nigel Wins the Easter Egg Regatta

From left to right: Phil with Easter Egg Cup and egg, Nigel with Easter Trophy and egg and 1st Junior, Tom with Lindt Rabbit

It was Commodore Nigel Davis’s day. Sailing his black-hulled Supernova, he beat everyone overall to win the coveted Easter Egg Regatta Trophy. He also won a large luxury Lindt chocolate Easter egg for taking first place in the fast fleet.

Annette Walter, who has won the race six times previously, had to be content with being Slow Fleet runner up to her father Phil, who came second overall and won the Easter Egg Cup donated by the Fishwick family, as well as a large Lindt egg for his first place in the slow fleet.

At the presentations, Phil took great delight in accepting a Wispa chocolate egg on her behalf as she’d had to leave early.

Roger Morse was the fast fleet runner up to Nigel, and was more than delighted to be photographed with his Wispa chocolate egg!

First Junior, was Tom Etherton, 14, who was presented with a large Lindt chocolate rabbit. He sailed extremely well in both races and ranked 7th overall. His best performance was in the second race when he was 4th overall just ahead of Peter Thornley and Charles Adams! He actually overtook Charles on the last lap and beat him on the water. He also beat his Dad, Will Etherton.

The Easter Egg Regatta was a very cold grey day with a light 0-1 wind, but it didn’t deter the 12 helms who took to the water to do battle which, as well as those already mentioned, included Dave Campbell, Patrick Rohart, Paul Lohr and Paul McAlister.

Two Welly ladies also played a prominent role in the event – Marjorie Adams was Assistant OOD working alongside Ian Stringer, and Louisa Hawker was the warmly wrapped-up RD Assistant, helping Shaun Smale in the safety boat.

Charles Adams was the first helm across the line at the start of the first race and had a good lead on the rest of the fleet. “best start for a long time but fat good it did me as I ended up all but last on the water at the end!” he joked afterwards.

At the prize-giving presentation at the end of the morning, all onshore supporters were invited to dip into a bowl of mini chocolate eggs. Not everyone found the racing fun - the wind was too little and too fickle, but the eggs were good!

OOD Ian Stringer describes the course to the attentive participants

From l-r; Charles Adams gets a flying start in the first race (extreme left dinghy) and t

he 12-strong fleet making for the top mark

See the full set of photographs in a new window (full resolution) here or at a lower resolutions here.

2015 - EASTER REGATTA - 4th April

AOD Marjorie Adams (left) arrived back at her car after her duty to discover she'd been left a lot of luck by a passing swan!

It was a first time on duty for Rescue Assistant Louisa Hawker (Centre). She came well prepared with her pink Marigolds.

And right, press-ups before the start ensured a 5th overall placing for

Peter Thornley

(or did he fancy a larger mast for his dinghy? - Webmaster)

Alan Campbell wins Easter Regatta in challenging conditions.

The full report, the photographs and all the winners can be found here.

2013 - Easter Regatta

Race Results

THE WINNER - Roger Morse receiving his Trophy and Easter egg from Pete Thornley

Sheila with her Easter Egg Regatta runner up Trophy and egg

Roger and Shelia battle it out for the 2013 Easter Egg Regatta Trophy

New Commodore Pete Thornley receiving his Slow Fleet Runner Up Easter Egg

from immediate past Commodore, Shaun Smale

New Commodore Pete Thornley presenting the Fast Fleet runner up Easter Egg to Charles Adams