During the Regatta weekend, there are a couple of social gatherings arranged, off of the water, to enable crews to relax and get to know each other. This year, the following events are being staged:-
Friday 29th June 2018
This year, on the Friday evening, Regatta participants are cordially invited to a two course “Chilli supper” on-board the Thames barge Ironside moored off Harty Ferry from 18:30 hrs. Comprising of chilli and rice, followed by fruit salad, ice cream and meringue, the cost for which will be £12 per head. Those so wishing may bring their own drink, and glasses. The sea scouts are booked as trot boats for the evening so those participating are reminded that a life jacket is required. As there is likely to be a high demand and places are strictly limited to 40, it would be useful to reserve your place now if you definitely know you are coming. Please email email@example.com, or text or call Mandy on 07771 855897 to book.
For those that either can’t eat on the barge due to the fact that we have too many people or want something different, we are suggesting that they can get together on the day and order take-aways which could be brought down to the Harty Ferry hard, and with the help of the sea scouts, be picked up and paid for there.
The now almost legendary Regatta polo shirts will, once again be available to purchase this year. 2018 sees the opportunity for you all to be seen in one of these fetching mid green numbers, at the wallet teasing price of £10.00. As an added incentive, there will be a prize for the first team across the finish line completing one of the races (Qualifying race to be announced on the morning of the race) who are all wearing their regatta polo shirts (for those who value nostalgia and are often seen adorned in previous year’s garments, we regret that these will not be eligible).
Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Shirts will be available during the regatta weekend, please see a committee member to effect your purchase. Stocks will be limited so first come first served. (We regret that pre-ordering is not possible this year).
Saturday, 30th June 2018
Queenborough will again play host to the Regatta BBQ. After the resounding success of last year, it will once again be held at the Admiral’s Arm Micropub from 18:30 hrs onwards (see below for details), where there will be a choice of char-grilled burgers and sausages, from £2.50, chicken kebabs £3, each with a bread roll and option of a salad bowl for £2. there will also be a selection of Pizza slices available from £2. Needless to say, there will be a selection of real ales, ciders, wine and premium spirits available to wash it all down with! The Queenborough Harbour Trust are hoping to provide a trot boat during the evening between the Small Crafts Moorings and the All Tide Landing (contact VHF channel 8 or phone 07456 459754) the fee for which is covered in the mooring charge.
The Admiral’s Arm Micropub,Trafalgar Court, West Street, Queenborough ME11 5AD.