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Acle Regatta May 2014




Saturday May 17th and Sunday May 18th 2014

At Horizon Craft Boat Yard upstream of Acle Bridge

Sponsored by Whitegate Farm Cider and local businesses

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Entries taken from 12.00 on Saturday

First Start 14.00 Saturday and 10.30 Sunday

Briefing at 13.30 Saturday and 10.00 Sunday

Racing for River Cruisers, Broads One Designs and Mixed Keel Allcomers, 

Trophies and/or prizes will be awarded to any class with 3 or more entries. 

Overall winner of the ASC Shield will be taken from a series of 3 races (with 1 discard) and will count towards the RCC Sabrina Trophy.

  Beer Tent with refreshments supplied by Fat Cat Brewery, Norwich.  Sunday Barbeque supported by Boats ‘n’ Bits

Entry Fee £10 per boat for the whole weekends racing

All profits from the Regatta are given to Local Charities so please come and support us.

Event Co-ordinator Roger Wilson – 01493 750434 Email roger.wilson6@btopenworld.com

Racing will be governed by the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing the prescriptions of the RYA, Class Rules, the Local Broads Authorities bye-laws, this Notice of Race and the event Sailing Instructions (SI’s). Copies of the SI’s will be available at registration or prior to the event as published in the race programme. Any changes will be notified by way of supplemental instructions to be given prior to or at the briefing.

A new home for Norfolk’s Green Boat Show – News – Norwich Evening News

This year’s Green Boat Show, which has been running since the early 1990s and is believed to be the longest-running show of its kind in the UK, has moved from its former home at Salhouse Broad to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham where it will combine with the garden’s Green Festival.

The Green Festival and Green Boat Show, supported by www.norfolkbroads.com, will take place on Sunday, June 22.

Organisers hope the new look will entice a record number of visitors.

“Combining the Green Boat Show with the Green Festival will make a bigger, better and more interesting event,” said organiser Peter Howe.

“The facilities on Fairhaven’s private broad are ideal for demonstrating the advantages of quiet, low-impact boating.

“Together with the exhibits, food stalls, demonstrations and entertainment in the garden, the event will be a great family day out.”

Louise Rout, manager Fairhaven, added: “Our Green Festival has been a firm family favourite for the last 15 years.

“It’s a fun event with lots of hands-on activities and promotes business and charities with a ‘green’ focus. Green boating naturally complements our activities on dry land.”

The festival will un from 10am to 5pm, with normal entry charges applying: adult £6.10, concessions £5.60 and child £3.60 (under 5 free).

There will be live music from 9 out of 10 cats reduced, The He Hews and St Edmund’s Youth Orchestra, The Pedants Revolt Morris Dancers and Stevie Spud’s circus skills workshop.

Local firms and groups including Rutland Pedalcraft, Free Spirit Canoe Tours, Broadland Cycle Hire, Burnt Fen Alpacas, Hallswood Animal Sanctuary, Happy Bee Company, Master Composters/Gardeners, Norfolk Hedge Baskets, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB, The Broads Society, The English Shepherd’s Hut, The North Walsham Dilham Canal Trust and Norfolkbroads.com have already booked to attend.

The garden is wheelchair accessible and Nancy Oldfield Trust will be providing sailing opportunities for visitors with disabilities during the event.

via A new home for Norfolk’s Green Boat Show – News – Norwich Evening News.