Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: July 2, 2006
Heave! Pull! Hovercraft crew wins tug-of-war at town regatta

Shouts of 'heave' and 'pull' filled the air when crew members from Burnham-On-Sea's hovercraft and lifeboat groups competed in a tug-of-war at the town's regatta over the weekend.

Delighted BARB crew members won the hard-fought battle after several minutes of pulling and were presented with the Emma Humbug trophy, a glass rose bowl filled with humbugs.

The bowl had been donated by Gloria Robertson, whose yacht 'Emma' lost a bilge keel last year and was shepherded in by Burnham's lifeboat.

The tug-of-war was one of several events that occurred during Burnham's successful regatta weekend.

Sailing Club Commodore Terry Moule is pictured right handing over the trophy.

A wide range of entertainment was laid on including skittles, boules, music, a raffle, a book sale and a bric-a-brac stall - and an illuminated display of boats was held on Friday night.


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