Burnham Week celebrates 125th anniversary Glorious conditions at premier east coast regatta opener

Burnham-on-Crouch, UK (28 August, 2017): Lack of wind on the first day did little to affect the carnival spirit round town at the gloriously sunny opening weekend of Burnham Week 2017, which this year celebrates 125 years.

With 155 entries, which is almost 20 per cent up on last year, this premier east coast regatta continues to attract the some of the country’s leading sailors particularly from the Squib and Dragon classes. Despite the lack of racing on Saturday when the sea breeze failed to materialise, racing throughout the rest of the weekend has been extremely competitive and has produced some worthy winners. The race committee even managed to make up for lost racing on Saturday by running two shorter races today.

On shore the now established Bank Holiday Monday Quay Day supported by Burnham Week organisers – Burnham Week Ltd – is one of the event’s social highlights. Once again this iconic east coast town welcomed thousands of visitors keen to embrace the pirate-themed shore side activities and help celebrate this special anniversary event. Click For More