In video: Illuminated
yacht procession held in Burnham-On-Sea
A colourful illuminated procession of yachts took place in Burnham-On-Sea
on Friday evening (August 27th).
dozen members of the town's Sailing Club took to the sea
in a flotilla of boats decorated with electric lights.
They set sail from the Yacht Club at around 9.20pm and the boats
were lit up earlier than planned between 9.30pm and 9.55pm.
number of spectators lined the seafront to view the spectacle,
which was last held two years ago due to bad weather cancelling
it during 2009.
Ken Sowden, Commodore of Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
after Friday's event: "The procession went really
well and we're delighted with the number of decorated yachts that
"The light-up did go ahead slightly earlier than scheduled
due to higher than expected winds. We apologise if anyone missed
the event as a result."
This year's event was held in honour of the club's long-standing
president, Tony Winterburn, pictured below, who is stepping down
"Tony watched the procession from a motorboat anchored off
the pier, where he took the salute from members as they sailed
past," said Ken.
The dozen illuminated yachts made their way around the estuary
Spectators lined parts of Burnham seafront to watch the event
The yachts did two laps of Bridgwater Bay during the lit procession
The event was held in honour of the Sailing Club's long-standing
president, Tony Winterburn, who is stepping down next year
The view from onboard one of the illuminated boats during Friday's
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