Fierce competition at annual regatta

Dongolas racing at Wargrave

With so much attention focused on Olympic events, I wanted to remind readers that we have our own unique local competitive action coming up on Saturday, August 11 in the shape of Sunbury amateur regatta.

A summer favourite

The mayor is rowed from Staines to Sunbury in a shallop

It's one of my favourite weekends on the river this Saturday and Sunday when Sunbury stages its annual regatta – always guaranteed to be a great fun day almost regardless of what the weather throws up.

There’s serious racing too

One of the most enjoyable community events on the river takes place this weekend with the running of the 132nd Sunbury Amateur Regatta.

Brother takes on nautical Terra

He’s great, my brother. When he and I decided to club together and buy a boat a couple of years back, I was a bit hesitant because of the possible technical problems that have to be overcome when you take on the responsibility of owning a vessel.

The dongola mystery explained!

One of the sporting and social highlights of summer on our reaches of the Thames will shortly be upon us – Sunbury Amateur Regatta.