Whitby Regatta on 18, 19 & 20 August 2012
The Whitby Regatta is a fun-willed weekend for the whole family. Its origins go back to before the 1850s when teams from the Yorkshire and Northeast fishing ports would compete for the sake of local pride to see who had the best seamanship and oarsmanship. It’s changed a lot since its early days and there’s a host of great things to watch and participate in including: rowing races, a junior soccer tournament, a 10km fun run, a fun fair, flypasts and aerial displays, and, to end the proceedings with a flash, bang wallop, a superb firework display on the Monday evening. Much of the entertainment is free for spectators, so it represents superb value for money. And Whitby has excellent places to stay, eat and drink, and there are lots of other great things to do if you want to come early or stay longer.
You can find out much more about what’s happening if you read our blog about it.