Flushing Regatta Week: Pictures
9:55am Wednesday 1st August 2012 in News
The sun shone and smiles abounded at a fun packed week of events for Flushing’s annual regatta.
The festivities were kick-started on Saturday (July 21) with a warm summer evening of entertainment from the Aberfal Oggie men and Bob Seymour, playing live to a bubbly crowd.
Pampered pets took to the stage on Sunday, strutting their stuff in the hopes of winning the prize for best whiskers or loveliest eyes. The speediest snail was also awarded in the ever-popular snail race, which was run in accordance with Cornish Snail Racing Federation rules.
Brave sailors then hopped into their bathtubs on Monday, taking their lean, mean racing machines across the water as fast as they could.
Keeping in the Olympic spirit, an evening of challenging sporting events took place on Thursday. Children got in on the fun and took part in bean bag races, ball throwing championships and short distance dashes on the village’s bowling green.
This was followed by an adult and junior mini-marathon in the evening, with the adult event covering a distance of six miles.
Ferry Quay was crowded with crab catchers on Friday as they attempted to ensnare as many of these illusive crustaceans as they could.
Saturday saw the trawler and pram races from Ferry Quay followed by an eye popping display of costumes in the Grand Carnival and fireworks to round off the night. Cornish pilot gig racing at Kiln Quay beach, courtesy of Nankersey Rowing Club on Sunday morning, and an open air service on New Quay in the evening marked the end of the celebrations.
Regatta chairman, Chris Martin said: “It’s been a brilliant week – really, really good. The weather has been perfect and everything has been well attended.
“It’s the best we have had for a few years.”