Solva RegattaSunday 11th AUGUST 13:00hrs (entries from 11:00hrs)
The Solva Regatta has been part of the village calendar for the last 130 years.
There are a range of events to take part in, beginning with swimming races, then some novelty events, swim / row relay, canoe races and the extremely popular traditional rowing and sculling events.
Additionally competitors can enter the blindfold inflatable dinghy race which always causes a few laughs for the spectators. There are cash prizes to be won in every race.
During the day there are plenty of other things happening on the Quayside. The RNLI ladies have a stall where you can purchase lots of RNLI related items. Food and drink can be purchased from Café on the Quay (licensed bar) including hot burgers and sausages straight from the bbq. As well as a ‘Guess the Flag’ competition and ‘Guess the Lifeboat Time’ we also have a very well stocked Raffle which is drawn near the end of the day (some great prizes to be won every year).
The Difference Between Rowing and Sculling
The basic difference between rowing and
sculling is that in sculling each person uses two oars (one oar in each hand), whilst in rowing each person uses only one oar (both hands on one oar).