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Interesting local boats but I doubt the narrowest. 

The Norfolk Broads network of rivers & adjoining dykes also aforementioned Essex creeks. 
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The 3 Rivers Race, normal entry around 100 boats one of the wider sections of the course at Stokesby.
https://youtu.be/t32oU8EMHZY%20

Another part of the course at potter Heigham to start then bits of the rest of the course.
https://youtu.be/d1kUBHj4XF8%20

Horning regatta week, the river at max, which is the start line at the clubhouse is 180 ft wide. At its narrowest in the section regularly sailed is 100ft. We have some years we've had 148 boats sailing up and down, plus all those tourists in motorboats getting in the way.
https://youtu.be/GGCZ_AeyB3M

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Another broads sailing club..

Beccles.
Https://youtu.be/Fxxqf6SK-VU

And the Thurne mouth regatta.

https://youtu.be/zz6ELEE73Uo

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Originally posted by The Q

Another broads sailing club..

Beccles.
Https://youtu.be/Fxxqf6SK-VU

And the Thurne mouth regatta.

https://youtu.be/zz6ELEE73Uo

I cannot think of Beccles without it making me smile.

For  many year when mrs Grumpycat and I were first married and our daughter was little, we went to Oulton Broad for our summer holiday ( often with a boat  Smile ) . And seeing the boats sailing at Beccles on a Saturday  would mean we were nearly there and the holiday was about start . Tongue


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Originally posted by The Q

The 3 Rivers Race, normal entry around 100 boats one of the wider sections of the course at Stokesby.
https://youtu.be/t32oU8EMHZY%20

Another part of the course at potter Heigham to start then bits of the rest of the course.
https://youtu.be/d1kUBHj4XF8%20

Horning regatta week, the river at max, which is the start line at the clubhouse is 180 ft wide. At its narrowest in the section regularly sailed is 100ft. We have some years we've had 148 boats sailing up and down, plus all those tourists in motorboats getting in the way.
https://youtu.be/GGCZ_AeyB3M

thanks for posting these, Q, great memories, early morning dinghy race during horning week - no wind but empty river, and down wind starts!!
I think I still have some spoons somewhere
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The 3 Rivers Race - lots and lots of fun and brilliantly organised.... would love to do it again one day!
And yes, surely the River Ant section has to be the narrowest river used in any competitive sailing race?
We've sailed many regattas on the River Rhine and that maybe is one of the busiest/widest!
(Tech point from one of the videos you've posted, Q - have Norfolk Punts gone square top on their mainsails now?!)


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Yes the Ant is only 50 ft across in some places up to the turning buoy,

Some of the punts have gone square top, not sure if they've found an advantage yet. We'll see if more go that way.

3 Rivers Race 2023, provisional date, 2-3 June , high tide Horning is about 13:15, so the first starts from 11:00 will be against the tide. I'll put a notice up once entries are open around new year.

Silver spoons, that means you've come in the top three on a Thursday. The original village regatta day. I've a few from 43 years of trying.

Of which, there can't be many clubs with film of the 1908 regatta.

https://eafa.org.uk/work/?id=1392

With us now having a sailing school, the first race 09:25 alcomers B dinghies over 12ft, is still as it was, but 09:30 alcomers C dinghies 12ft or less, is often split into three starts for regatta week, Bronze, beginners, silver intermediate, gold ok they know what they are doing.
Maybe 60 of the rugrats out in the morning, I'll be doing rescue in the mornings, and race in the afternoons this year..


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Originally posted by Do Different

Grumpycat.
Went to school at Beccles. 

Did you have a good time ? Was it a good place to go to school ?  Smile



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Sailing at Beccles today . Picture taken off their fb page . 

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