THE FROGMORE REGATTA
AUGUST 11, 2019 at 12.00 NOON
This year's preparations were once again dominated by the weather.
The decision was made to erect the marquees as usual on the Friday only
to see all the hard work destroyed overnight by strong winds. A massive recovery effort would be needed to repair the damage so that the Regatta could continue. I should not have worried, within 30 minutes of the
damage being discovered, word was out, and the team arrived.
Working all day on Saturday and starting again at 7 am on Sunday
morning the momentous task was completed, and we were ready to open on time. Without this magnificent team of helpers there would not have been a Regatta.
We were blessed with a day of sunshine resulting in the usual large
number of locals and visitors.
The Produce Show once again was extremely well supported with large entries in all classes.
A new attraction this year was a Belly Dancer, this proved to be a great attractionwith great audience participation enjoyed by all.
With entries to the Raft Race being an all time high the windy conditions proved to be an added challenge to an already tough course.
I would like to thank all the helpers manning the stalls and events during
the day. My sincere thanks for making the day such a great success.
Special thanks to Peter Hadley for keeping the afternoon running smoothly with his usual slick humour and colourful attire.