Tradition and fun on the sand as Shanklin Regatta returned for 169th year

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Scenes from Shanklin Regatta 2022. All pictures by Paul Blackley.
Scenes from Shanklin Regatta 2022. All pictures by Paul Blackley.

TRADITION was adhered to at the 169th Shanklin Regatta, which took place on the golden sands last Wednesday.

As in the previous decades, there was a beauty queen competition and hotly-contested shore sports and races.

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The searing heat didn't deter people from the tug-of-war, and there was plenty for all ages to get involved with.

The beauty queen contest was won by Millie Atkinson, with Rebecca Selby in second place and Holly Sergent third.

Chairperson Lyn Fleming would like to thank everyone involved with the regatta, especially the rowing club's Ian and his daughter, Jane, and crew for all their hard work.

She said: "Watch this space for next year's 170th Shanklin Regatta!"

All photos by Paul Blackley.

Tug of war - Skaters; Relay – Hot Feet; Tug of War – Shanklin Tuggers; Tiny Tots race – Etty Selby; Flat Race for Girls (5-6 years) – Freya Dodds; Flat Race for Boys (5-6 years) - Tommy Jarnes; Flat Race for Girls (7-8 years) - Bella Crane; Flat Race for Boys (7-8 years) - William Tongue; Flat Race for Girls (9-10 years) - Eva Lily Poland; Flat Race for Boys (9-10 years) - Kylan McJovlane; Flat Race for Girls (11-12 years) - Ruby Sergeant; Flat Race for Boys (11-12 years) - Danny Collier; Flat Race for Girls (13-15 years) - Annabel Pound; Flat Race for Boys (13-15 years) - Jack Wells; Sack Race for Boys (8-10 years) - Dillon Tibbett; Sack Race for Girls (11-12 years) - Ella Rose Collier; Sack Race for Boys (11-12 years) - Alistair Wolshenholne; Egg & Spoon mixed (5-6 years) - Jack Jenkins; Egg & Spoon mixed (7-8 years) - William Tongue; Egg & Spoon mixed (11+) - Harry Burnham; Three Legged Race, mixed (7-10 years) - Lexi and Cody Holnes; Three Legged Race, mixed (11-15 years) - Harry Burnham & Thomas Wells; Three Legged Race, parent and child, (7-10 years) - Kia Holiday & Dillon Tibbit; Three Legged Race, parent and child, (11-15 years) - Joel Peless & Ian; Wheel Barrow Race, mixed (8-15 years) - Harry Burnham & Thomas Wells; Novelty Game – Spike and Rupert; Knobbly Knees – Abbie Wilkins; Shanklin Regatta Queen – Milli Atkinson; Alice Webb Memorial Cup Winners – Toby and Adam Hooker.