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Review of Regatta Day 2023

Regatta day was held on the 13th , August and a brilliant day was had by all. Even though the weather was overcast, Dreamboats raised a record amount of money through the Bar, Barbecue and Tea and Coffee stalls. There were so many highlights from the day, including fabulous music from the Samurais and of course, the Raft Racing. Five teams entered the Raft race with dubious home-made designs involving bathtubs, water butts and wooden frames. After much hilarity and attempts at sabotage, mainly involving water pistols, the Highmead Farm’s craft, aptly named “Farmageddon”, edged out the much fancied Coach and Horses team to lift the inaugural cup. Other teams including the previous winners from Verwood, captained by a former member of the Arbroath rowing team and the Old Highways Mews team, whose craft was designed by a ex- employee of Sunseekers, both disappointed with the latter boat moving faster in reverse than forward. The Dreamboats boatmen also entered their boat but after building the craft during the morning of the Regatta, the only surprising thing was that it floated. This year’s raft event will be even more competitive and if any new teams wish to enter their own craft, further details are provided on this website. Lastly, the success of the event would not have been possible without the help of the many volunteers. Particular thanks go to Wimborne Radio for playing music all day and providing the audio equipment, Highmead Farm for helping to set up, the Samurais for giving their time for free and, last but not least, all our regular volunteers who all gave up a day of their time to make cakes, run the coffee stall, barbecue and bar and help erect/dismantle all the event shelters.
Vision Wimborne Dreamboats 2023 Regatta