It's a great race for kids, here on the final stretch I'm being overhauled by this 9 year old and her dad in a mirror dinghy.
The theme for this year's regatta was Pirates of the Caribbean, and up at the Elephant Boatyard, the preparations included an island backdrop and pirate tavern.
A goodly contingent of local pirates also turned out to watch the afternoon fun!
The Solent Old Gaffers Association were celebrating their 50th anniversary of the first race which also ran from the Elephant boatyard, these lovely old craft, several around 100 years old made a spectacular sight, along with other classic local boats.
A pirate event, wouldn't be complete without a pirate ship and of course there were several, this fine example is a replica of a 17th century ship of the line, with fully detailed and complete working sail.
Here she gets a tow to a safe anchorage by Bursledon's famous desert island.