Family fun on the West Cliff

In pictures: all the fun of Whitby Regatta 2019

Here's a taster of some of the Saturday action at Whitby Regatta, as captured by photographer Richard Ponter.

There is still plenty of time to catch today's festivities, concluding with the spectacular fireworks finale at 9.45pm.

Close competition between Friendship and Fisherlads.

5. Whitby Regatta 2019

Close competition between Friendship and Fisherlads.
Richard Ponter
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Fun in the greasy pole.

6. Whitby Regatta 2019

Fun in the greasy pole.
Richard Ponter
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Clowning around ready to board the float.

7. Whitby Regatta 2019

Clowning around ready to board the float.
Richard Ponter
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He gets earlier every year - Santa on the water!

8. Whitby Regatta 2019

He gets earlier every year - Santa on the water!
Richard Ponter
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