The sun was shining yesterday (Wednesday) for the second day of Seaview’s annual regatta as competitors took part in the village’s challenging Greasy Pole competition.
With the sun above and little breeze, conditions were perfect as competitors donned their safety hats and life jackets before taking the daunting step onto the Greasy Pole, a wooden timber covered in jelly and lubricant.
It was a challenge and a half as the event’s commentator noted, with a new eco-friendly type of substance being used for 2013, making the pole that little bit more slippery.
Unfortunately for some, the task proved more difficult than anticipated with some falling at the first marker.
Taking the long (or short) walk across the water wasn’t the only challenge in store yesterday, as Sea View Sailing Club’s jetty played host to a diving competition, with club members and locals alike showing off their flexibility and skill as one by one they dived to impress the judges, with oohs and ahhs coming from the strong crowd that had gathered.
Tuesday saw teams battle it out in a tug-of-war competition, followed by a hog roast and BBQ.
The action continues today (Thursday) on the water with rowing events throughout the day, followed by a prize giving ceremony and fireworks taking to the skies at 21:35.