2005 Regatta

John Collins

The Start of the "Pram" Race.
Jan Ward (Nottage Maritime Institute)
Competitors for the Tug-of-War, the teams approach the scene of their struggle.
Jan Ward (Nottage Maritime Institute)
Competitors for the Tug-of-War take up their positions.
Jan Ward (Nottage Maritime Institute)
The Start of the Tug-of-War.
Jan Ward (Nottage Maritime Institute)
The Aftermath of the Tug-of-War.
Jan Ward (Nottage Maritime Institute)
Built at Maldon in 1808, the Boadicea is the oldest seaworthy vessel on the British Register. Here completing the 2005 Wivenhoe Regatta Smack Race.
John Collins
The smack Our Boys completing the Smack Race before going up to moor overnight at West Quay. She was built at Paglesham in 1911.
John Collins
The 2005 Regatta had an unfortunate finale for the smack Our Boys, moored overnight alongside Wivenhoe West Quay, as the tide fell. she settled on a scaffolding pole left by the builders and was holed. As the tide rose the next morning, she came up with it but immediately started to fill with water and began to sink.
John Collins
With help from the Sailing Club, Our Boys was successfully refloated the next day and was towed away to be repaired, with a 'tug' on one side and a dinghy with a pump on the other.
Jan Ward (via Nottage)
This page was added on 22/03/2015.

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