July 2, 2006
Pull! Hovercraft crew wins tug-of-war at town regatta
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.
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.
bowl had been donated by Gloria Robertson, whose yacht 'Emma'
lost a bilge keel last year and was shepherded
in by Burnham's lifeboat.
tug-of-war was one of several events that occurred during Burnham's
successful regatta weekend.
Club Commodore Terry Moule is pictured right handing over the
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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