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West Mersea Town Regatta

Watersports events with a variety of Rowing Races, Outboard Motor Balloon Race, Swimming Race and the ever popular ‘Walking The Greasy Pole’ which is rigged over the side of the Thames Barge Committee Boat.

West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838. The Town Regatta is run by a hard working voluntary committee and although it is usually held at the end of Mersea Week (but not in 2014), has no connection with other clubs and is entirely self-financed.

Entries for the Watersports are free and entering is not required – just be on the start line.