Sunday 20 March 2011

Netley Regatta

Down on Southampton Water's eastern shore the Netley Sea Scouts have organised a regatta for June this year.

Netley village runs along the shore line so it's a great place for an event which will feature traditional gig rowing with several of the local Bursledon Gigs taking part as well as dinghy racing and other shore side attractions.

A hundred years ago almost all of the Solent villages held regattas, fierce competition taking place between local fishing boats racing often from from an anchor down start, while the band from HMS Mercury would play ashore.

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