Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C


Regatta turnout demonstrates ‘classic yacht scene is alive and well on the east coast’

PUBLISHED: 17:25 20 June 2018

Action at Suffolk Yacht Harbour's Classic Regatta Picture: GILL MOON

Action at Suffolk Yacht Harbour's Classic Regatta Picture: GILL MOON


The east coast’s largest regatta has been hailed a success after a strong turn out proved the “classic yacht scene is alive and well” in Suffolk and Essex.

Yachts from across the region attended the 18th Classic Regatta to compete across two days in Dovercourt Bay, Harwich Harbour and the Orwell and Stour river estuaries.

Hosted by Suffolk Yacht Harbour, in Levington near Ipswich, the event featured a variety of vessels. Day one was won by Andrew Gilmour in Stella Timoa with Mark Wincer’s International One Design Whisper and Stephen Jones’ Masthead Sloop Phialle taking first in the fast and slow classes respectively. Race two saw Whisper clinch the overall win.

Suffolk Yacht Harbour’s Jonathan Dyke said: “Despite a late spring delaying many people’s maintenance and launch plans, we have enjoyed a strong turnout of 35 boats this year, proving that the classic yacht scene is alive and well on the east coast.”

Get out the hats, gloves and overcoats today as it’s going to be cold.

A proposal to create 100 new homes on the site of former council offices looks set to be refused.

A 16-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the car park of a McDonald’s restaurant in Ipswich during a violent fight in front of shocked members of the public, it has been alleged.

This year’s Surviving Winter appeal has got off to one of its best ever starts in Suffolk – and has been boosted by a record £30,000 match funding pledge.

Suffolk police are appealing for witnesses after a HGV failed to stop after colliding with another vehicle in Ipswich.

Christmas has arrived in the Ipswich high street with festive displays in many windows - we find out what is selling fast and how sales are comparing to last year.

It is a swanky diner which brings a touch of American culture to the streets of Ipswich.

An ex-Ipswich Town player who worked with asbestos before becoming a professional footballer died of industrial disease, an inquest heard.

Author and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz visited Woodbridge to give a talk at Seckford Hall about his life and works. We caught up with him to talk about his home in Orford, his love for Suffolk and how he plans to spend eternity in the county.

An Ipswich man who drove with no headlights after drinking eight cans of lager at a barbecue has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24