The sailing regattas of summer are an annual event met with great enthuiasm by English sailors–men and women. The tradition continues starting this week on the East Coast of England in Burnham-on-Crouch, from Saturday August 25, through Saturday the 1st of September. It’s Burnham Week 2012.
I know My Beloved Brit would love to be there, but this year he’ll have to be content to follow his mates on the internet.
He’s already been in touch with the line up from his yacht club, The Crouch, always steely competitors.
There are 21 categories for the different fleets, but entries so far are lighter than when he sailed them in “his youth”. The combination of a tough economy, and lack of available crew has cut the number of boats entering for the full week, but not the spirit of the sailors and spectators.
Let the races begin!