Regatta collection thank you

THE 171st Whitby Regatta was a huge success with massive crowds and was once again indebted to the army of collectors and volunteers to make the event happen.

Although the collection was a little down this year - the final count up reaching £1,633.35 - regatta chairman Ivor Greer was still delighted.

He told the Whitby Gazette: “Thank you once again to our collectors who were everywhere over the course of the event and thank you also to all those who gave so generously.”

All the money collected over the three days helps pay for the costs of the oldest sea regatta on the north east coast which this year included the Red Arrows, as well as the spectacular firework display which always brings an end to the three-day event.

Mr Greer believes the reason for the slight fall was due to one of the main collectors not being able to take part this year due to ill-health.

Next year’s Whitby Regatta will take place between the 18th and 20th of August.