The Whitby Regatta is back for 2023 and coming along with them are the Lancaster Bomber and Red Arrows who will be performing flyovers.
Along with the iconic planes you can enjoy an array of entertainment such as yacht and rowing races, a spectacular firework display, a fun run, Split and Polish Car Rally, Bird or prey and so much more.
The celebration is one of the summer events of the year for the seaside town which will see thousands of people descend upon it.
The event is set to take place from Saturday 12th August to Monday 14th August 2023 and is a family–fun event you want to stick on your calendar.
The Regatta is said to be the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast running for over 180 years.
As with the previous year, the RAF Battle of Britain Lancaster and Red Arrows will be the best scene from the East and West Pier, and West Cliff, according to the Whitby Regatta website.
The Lancaster Bomber will be flying over on Saturday and Sunday with times still to be confirmed. And the RAF Red Arros Aerobatic display team will be taking place on Saturday 12th August at 1:30pm
Regatta chairman Ivor Greer said: “It’s good to be back and all the committee and volunteers can’t wait to see familiar faces at all the events, as well as new faces enjoying the three-day event for the first time.
“We’re delighted to welcome back the Red Arrows, thanks to generous support from Anglo American, while I know all three rowing clubs can’t wait for the action to get started for which they have been training hard for. The event will really be rounded off in style with this year’s fireworks so we look forward to entertaining you soon.”
Regatta president Jane Miller said: “It is a particular pleasure in this Jubilee year to be able to celebrate our community event with the Red Arrows – a symbol after the last three years the regatta has returned.
“History tells us that the regatta was born out of the sport of rowing and a competition between two rival rowing clubs. To this day that tradition is the basis of the regatta.
“The regatta is a three-day event – there is no gate charge, no entry fee – but we do rely on your generosity to voluntarily help towards the financial cost of the event. So thank you for your support, and enjoy a great weekend of family fun.”
Head over to the Whitby Regatta website for more information.