‘Record year’ for Woodbridge Regatta as hundreds celebrate town’s maritime heritage
PUBLISHED: 18:52 16 July 2017 | UPDATED: 18:52 16 July 2017
A Suffolk riverside town’s celebration of its rich maritime history is reported to have been a “record year”.
The 179th Woodbridge Regatta today saw hundreds turn out for an afternoon of music, sailing, fun and games – all raising funds for good causes.
Crowds were reported to be gathering an hour before the event opened and organisers reported a steady stream of visitors throughout the event.
Woodbridge Lions, which runs the ever-popular charity duck race, sold out of yellow rubber entries, with more than 1,000 taking to the water at the end of the afternoon.
Regatta committee chairman Geoff Holdcroft said it had been a “record year”.
“It’s been a wonderful afternoon, everyone has enjoyed themselves and we’ve even been spared the rain,” he added.
“The regatta is all about Woodbridge coming together to celebrate its riverside heritage.”
Competitive events included a raft race, won by 5th Woodbridge Sea Scouts.