The Swanwick Bursledon & Warsash Regatta

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Saturday Afternoon Racing Events

Saturday afternoon events held at Bursledon  Pool all starting and finishing at the Jolly Sailor pontoon.

Racing program started at about 13:30.  No entry forms required, just turn up on the start line and listen to instructions.

All children under the age of 14 must wear a life jacket or buoyancy aid when participating in any water events or races (save for swimming races). Your child will not be able  to enter or participate in water events and races without a life jacket or buoyancy aid.

The traditional Boatyard Sheave Race startedat about 13.30. Three/Four handed rowing race for Bursledon gigs only. Pre-race briefing was at 12.30.

  1. Canoe Race (single/double)
  2. Rowing, single handed Inflatable (open to anyone in an inflatable dinghy)
  3. Rowing, Men’s single handed (any rigid dinghy 12’ 6” or under)
  4. Inflatable Dinghy (not rigid hull) two handed race (side by side, both rowing)
  5. Rowing, Ladies single handed (any dinghy 12’ 6” or under)
  6. Rowing, Ladies & Men’s two handed (any rigid dinghy 12’ 6” or under – No Egrets)
  7. Rowing, Junior 13 and under  (any rigid dinghy 12’ 0” or under)
  8. Paddle Board Race (Long Distance)
  9. Paddle Board Race (Short Sprint)
  10. Sculling over the stern The Don Smy Trophy (open race for any dinghy 12’ 6” or under
  11. Ladies Swimming
  12. Men  Swimming
  13. Boys under 16  Swimming
  14. Girls under 16  Swimming
  15. Boys under 12  Swimming
  16. Girls under 12  Swimming

Water Carnival –  Floats with a Australian theme – cash prizes of £15, £10 & £5 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd best Floats

  1. Hamble Fisherman’s race (Single handed Race Bursledon Gigs, rowers standing facing forward)
  2. Rowing, Children 8 and under (any dinghy 6′ 0″ or under)
  3. Egg and Spoon Race (Inflatable dinghy, one oarsman with passenger standing, holding an egg in a spoon)
  4. Family Race (Father and Mother, both rowing, with two children under 14)
  5. ‘Blindfolded” Race (blindfolded rower with passenger)
  6. Parent & Child Race (child to be 12 or under, one oar each, both must row)
  7. Paddling Race (four handed paddling with hands)
  8. ‘Paint Float Race’ Tug-of-War’ (Join a Paint Float – all welcome – bring your own oar)
  9. Pensioners Race (inflatable- not rigid hull, single handed over 65)
  10. ‘Paint Float Race’(Join a Paint Float – all welcome but bring your own oar)

Prizes distributed from the Committee Boat pontoon after each event except for The Float prizes available at the Information point.