Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Regatta Day at Saltash on the River Tamar

Almost every summer weekend there is a rowing regatta, featuring the beautiful six oared Pilot Gigs, somewhere around the coasts and rivers of Devon and Cornwall. 
The host town last weekend was Saltash, on the Cornish bank of the Tamar.
The gruelling course goes from right to left, all the way up to left hand edge of the image

 On the start line.
There is a class for every age group, from junior to super vets, with mixed sex teams as well.
The racing is non stop, with heats starting from lunch time to finals in the early evening.
Hundreds of people of all ages and both sexes take part.

For spectators and supporters there is always plenty to keep them interested. 
There are bars, and many sorts of street food stalls, with musicians and dancers to make the day go with a swing.

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