Final day of Whitby Regatta kicks-off

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Whitby Regatta moves into its final day today (Monday) and the town is bracing itself for thousands of visitors.

The traditional parade has already wound its way through Whitby’s streets while crowds cheered on the array of entrants wearing elarborate costumes which are now being judged at Whitby Pavilion as part of the fancy dress competition.

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Highlights today include the fairground which has lined the West Pier, the Tyler Cup, the Crazy Bears Family Entertainment Show and more stunts from Jezz Avery who has already been wowing the crowds all weekend with his impressive stunts.
Tonight, once the final rowing races have taken place, the annual rowing club’s prize giving will take place in the Pavilion Theatre.

And later this evening at 9.45pm the town will join together and line the cliff tops to watch the Grand Fireworks Display.

On Saturday and Sunday, thousands of people poured into Whitby for what is the oldest sea Regatta on the north east coast but the event has gained as much popularity for the carnival that takes place throughout the town and this year, it is action-packed as ever before.

The three day spectacular got underway on Saturday 10 August with bonny babies, glamorous grannies and sandcastle building kings and queens competing to be crowned the winners.

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Whitby Regatta 2013 - Sunday''View of Regatta from The Royal''w133306ss

Later on Saturday afternoon, the hotly contested raft race and firm Regatta favourite the greasy pole made a welcome return after the traditional Regatta sail past.

Across the weekend motor enthusiasts wenjoyed the Kit Car Rally, the White Rose Capri Club, or other vintage vehicle rallies.

Music was a large feature of the weeke ndand this year the ‘fiddlesome’ State of Undress, Ee By Drum, and others performed o the crowds.

Sunday’s highlights included the fun run, motorcycle gymkhana and a tug of war competition and Scrufts Dog Show.

Don’t forget to visit the Whitby Gazette roadshow, which will be on the West Cliff all day on Regatta Monday.

A late addition to the regatta timetable is a static tank display and visitors should keep their ears peeled for announcements about other additional events.

To get a full timetable and all the information you need, pick up a copy of the Whitby Regatta Official Programme, which costs £2.80.

Don’t miss Friday’s Whitby Gazette for a 16 page supplement with results, pictures and reaction from all the events.

There will also be a host of videos featuring the best of this year’s event.