Sidmouth Regatta events called off as wind, rain and waves lash the coast

PUBLISHED: 13:29 26 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:46 26 August 2018

Stormy weather meant sailing events were called off at Sidmouth Regatta

Stormy weather meant sailing events were called off at Sidmouth Regatta

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Bad weather ends Regatta events in Sidmouth

Cagoules are order of the day on Sidmouth seafrontCagoules are order of the day on Sidmouth seafront

Regatta sailing events had to be called off today (Sunday) because of stormy weather with rain and waves lashing the seafront and winds gusting up to 35 mile per hour.

A treasure hunt also had to be cancelled in some of the most atrocious weather conditions for a Sidmouth Regatta in years.

A children’s drawing competition and a fancy dress did go ahead in the sailing club with about 20 children taking part and prizes provided by Gliddons Toyshop in the town.

Oliver Salter, one of the organisers, said: “We have had it like this once before with waves actually coming over the front but it is what it is. When it’s wet and windy like this there’s nothing much we can do about it, we just had to cancel the sailing.”

Saturday's Fancy Dress three-legged race in sunshineSaturday's Fancy Dress three-legged race in sunshine

It was in stark contrast to yesterday (Saturday) when there was a full timetable of events including the popular three-legged fancy dress pub event and raft race.

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