Mersea Island Town Regatta
West Mersea Town Regatta takes place on Mersea Island in Essex, and has been running since 1838.
Sailing races start at 09:00 with about 200 boats taking part, split into 23 different classes.
The watersports events get underway in the afternoon, with a variety of rowing races, outboard motor balloon race, swimming race and the ever popular assult boat race. The final event is 'Walking the Greasy Pole'!
Waterside attractions include displays and stalls on the car park including regatta T-Shirts & polo shirts, the Bocking Concert Brass Band, Bert Stock's Fair as well as refreshments and RNLI Souvenirs at the Old Lifeboat Station.
A grand firework display takes place at dusk.