Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club


             President 2016 - 2017 Malcolm Loveland.



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 Great Yarmouth Duck Races 2016.         Report by Alan Spinks

 The seventeenth Annual Great Yarmouth Haven Duck races took place at The Waterways, Great Yarmouth on Sunday September 18th.Once again many thanks to Selwood Pumps for their expertise in making the water flow from the North this year. Thanks to the 2 Potters Lifeguards for attending and the display and demonstration of The Yarmouth Boat Club and The Gorleston Model Boat Club.

The weather was overcast but not cold with the northerly wind this year . A very large crowd built up as the time for the races was to start and the sellers of 1 ducks were kept very busy.

The newly purchased Rotary tent made life easier for selling and storage. This year unfortunately the PA system was not working so well and put the cause of the problem to be other activities on the same wavelength. Robert started the commentary explaining the purpose and sponsors of the races and later was ably assisted by Richard Delf and this year some intervention and commentary by Neville from Harbour Radio.

The giant ducks looked splendid as they were displayed for public view...the designs and colours incredibly eye catching !

President Diana of Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth made her choice of " the best Decorated duck "...this was from WT Skip Hire.

The races were started by our President Malcolm Loveland.

Thanks to all the helpers in what ever capacity you were involved with, and many have put a lot of time and effort in making this a very successful public spectacle and fund raiser for our club.

A very successful afternoon ( our best yet  ) with good profits hopefully in excess of 12000.

The winners were.......

Green Race................ 1st  no. 212 200.Jacqui Crook  2nd no. 178 100 Jane Austin  3rd  No. 378  50 Christine Pawley  

Yellow Race...............1st  No. 2081 200 Mrs C Smith of Great Yarmouth.   2nd  No. 216 100 Ashton Neville  3rd  No. 1201  50 Ted Witton

Corporate Race........  1st   Quayside Plaza 2nd  PJ's Fish & Chips

Giant Duck Race.........1st  Better Furniture Great Yarmouth   Runner up   SPP Digital

Best Decorated............WT SKIP HIRE Ltd.


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 Photos by Alan Spinks




Updated: 20/09/2016



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