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SHANKLIN REGATTA ON THE MOVE AND CHANGE FOR BEAUTY QUEENS COMP

ShanklinregattalogoShanklin Regatta will be relocating in 2024, moving from its traditional spot at the pier apron to the car park at Hope Road – and it will no longer call its beauty pageant ‘Beauty Queens’.

In recent years the Regatta has been held each August on the site of the former Shanklin Pier entrance. But organisers have announced that for 2024 the celebrations will be moving to the other end of the Esplanade at what is known as ‘Stink Pot Car Park’..

Don’t fear though… the free family shore sports including tug of war and egg and spoon, to name a few, will take place on Hope Beach with the very kind support from Paul Bailey.

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However, in response to ‘feedback from visitors’, the format of the Beauty Queens event is changing. It will now be called ‘Princess and Princes’…

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This year’s Regatta will take place on Thursday 8th August 2024.

Lyn Fleming, Chair of Shanklin Regatta, has said:

“Planning is well underway for the 2024 summer event with some new plans and ideas such as a ‘market street style’ for business and charities to trade from, a ‘food and drink street’ mixed with an entertainment area, with a stage area for the event compare, live music and a number of other Island based talents.

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“We have also asked for nice weather!”

Trader applications will open on Saturday 17th February at 10:00, with just 5 stalls permitted for food & drink and 25 market street stalls. Applications can be found at https://shanklinregatta.co.uk/traders/.

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Zippy
Zippy
17 days ago

‘Princess and Princes’… lol…. giving in to lefty pressure I see.

Simon Magus
Simon Magus
Reply to  Zippy
17 days ago

Look at the calibre of last year’s entrants. The bar is so low that they had to let males in to try and raise it. But I can’t see it working given the depleted gene pool on the island.

Lynda Fleming
Lynda Fleming
Reply to  Simon Magus
16 days ago

Can I say that the girls or woman who entered were fantastic with one vote between each person. The bar was not low, look at the picture. We have added males to add to the fun as it should be,enjoyment for all. (hard work for the committee). If you want to help come along to our meetings and do not criticise. Chairperson Lyn Fleming 01983402718.

Simon Magus
Simon Magus
Reply to  Lynda Fleming
16 days ago

Look at the picture yourself. The island is rightly not renowned for producing beauties.

Fish Fingers
Fish Fingers
16 days ago

Leftist gooners will be happy

 

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