Wow. Hats off to the Marlow Town Regatta Committee, for organising a superb weekend giving such pleasure to so many from the town and beyond. They even sorted out the weather! MyMarlow was there to enjoy, but also record the event – from the opening by Sir Steve Redgrave on Saturday, getting right amongst some exciting rowing, the socialising, live music, and then the Dragon Boating and family fun on Sunday.
We were updating Facebook and Twitter throughout the event, and this photo gallery is a wrap up of must of what we published. Enjoy!
Click on any image to open a scrollable gallery.
Left is Lance Slater, Vice President of the Town Regatta, with wife Pauline.
Lance introduced the opening ceremony
Chairman Nav Ali gave a speech singling out many individuals and organisations to thank for their contribution to the Regatta.
Attendees included Emma Mitchell of the Coxless Crew, who rowed the Pacific.
Committee member Sarah Campbell and Mayor Jocelyn Towns
Committee members David and Jackie Hudson
Suzanne Brown, chair of WDC
It was down to President Sir Steve Redgrave to declare the Regatta open. (Sir Steve is joint president with his wife, Lady Ann)
At the start line
We never get to see this part... loads of crews near temple just hanging around waiting their race start..
Ready, steady - go!
The bar was run by volunteers from Marlow Round Table - all profits go to local good causes.
Sunday morning, crowds forming for the start of the day's entertainments...
Sheila Wilson, a local composer leads the combined schools choir, part of the LOVE Marlow festival.
To make it clear, this was the part the parents were TOLD to take photos :-)
Birds of Prey demonstration... got quite close!
Low flying over some brave children. Impressive all round!
The dragon boat racing always attracts colourful costumes
Naomi Riches leading her rowing challenge
A VERY close race!
Blazing Paddles team - who went on to win the ladies race
Some very vocal support!
The dog show was just one of MANY events. Unfortunately we could't photo them all :-)
And of course, there is the fairground..
.. where the dodgems are surely the best thing ..
.. and this is the worst?!!