East Devon Traditions: Beer Regatta
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Raft races, rowing championships, barrel rolling and more
Beer Regatta ended on a high with visitors turning out in force for a busy week of activities.
The 11th annual Regatta Day was opened by John Lang, chairman of Beer Horticultural Society, and kicked off a packed day of events - both on land and on the water.
In the afternoon, teams took to the sea in hand-built rafts to see who could complete the course first and without sinking.
Raft designs ranged from Ghostbusters and the Spice Girls to a giant whale and a castle, with all participants cheered on from the beach by large crowds.
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Sailors also took to the water to compete in a series of lugger, working boat, cruiser and dinghy races.
The week-long regatta also featured a Sunday fun day for families, barrel rolling and rowing championships. The fun concluded last Friday with a disco al fresco.
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