The Whitby Regatta 2016, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, August, presents to you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.
One hundred and seventy six years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.
The finale is a spectacular Fireworks Display
Monday 22nd August
The theme of this year’s display is based on Poseidon, an Olympian from Greek mythology who was named “God of the Sea”. The display will open with large candle fan sequences that produce a W in the sky to represent the town of Whitby from 3 positions. This will be followed by a large sequence of blue shells representing the sea over which Poseidon presided. White shells will represent the waves and thunderous salutes will lead to a spectacular finale that will fill the sky with large shells that will echo around the town. The display will be full of symmetrical sequences which will include a special gold ring sequence to represent the Olympics in Rio that will take place in August 2016.