Date for 2016 Woodbridge Regatta announced

This year’s Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair takes place all along the river from The Tide Mill to the Deben Yacht Club on Sunday 26th June. Activities start at 12 noon with Songs of Praise on the Tea Hut stage and finish with the Woodbridge & District Lions Club Duck Dive at the Model Yacht Pond at 5:30pm.

People of all ages gather beside the River Deben for yacht, dinghy and tender races, as well as the single oar sculling race in memory of Frank and Christine Knights and the entertaining raft race organised by 1st Woodbridge Scout Group. The Tide Mill is offering free admission and people can take advantage of free boat trips up and down the river throughout the day. As is tradition, towards the end of the day.

Families can head to the Bandstand for face painting and games. People can bring their model yachts to sail on the Model Boat Pond or even hire one on the day from the Tea Hut. Live music will fill the air at various intervals along the riverside including The Tea Hut and The Cruising Club.

Woodbridge Regatta is FREE for all to enjoy and there is FREE CAR PARKING at Suffolk Coastal District Council car park at Melton Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 1AU.

Geoff Holdcroft, chairman of the Regatta Committee, said: “The programme for this year is being developed to ensure it has all of the usual action with some added freshness. The success and longevity of Woodbridge Regatta is a testament to various community groups working together. I thank everyone involved for helping us to put on what we hope will be another fabulous event.”

The latest information can be found online at www.woodbridgeregattaassoc.onesuffolk.net and www.facebook.com/WoodbridgeRegatta

 

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