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Competitors invited to Regatta for the Disabled
Published 15/08/14

THE fifth annual Regatta for the Disabled will take place at Phyllis Court Club in Henley on August 30.

Ten teams have entered the dragon boat races, which are open to both able-bodied and disabled rowers, but organisers say there is still time for more competitors to come forward.

The races will be in the form of a knockout tournament but each crew will get to race at least three times.

A new attraction this year will be two bell boats to allow more severely disabled people to have a go at paddling and steering.

The craft, made up of two canoes joined side by side, accommodates up to eight people and will be professionally helmed.

It will be provided by Boatability, a charity run by the Rivertime Boat Trust and Bisham Abbey Sailing and Navigation School, near Marlow.

Disabled visitors will also be able to enjoy river trips on the trust’s specially adapted boat and on accessible launches from Hobbs of Henley.

There will also be pony rides, a petting zoo, a Punch and Judy show, inflatables, craft stalls and fairground games for the disabled.

Wokingham Borough Council is providing a wheelchair-accessible climbing wall where climbers can be hoisted to the top.

Another new addition will be roving entertainers who will walk around the site performing magic tricks.

Henley MP John Howell will open the regatta at 10.45am and Mayor Martin Akehurst will present prizes shortly before 4pm.

Ian Tritton, chairman of the organising committee, said: “It’s shaping up to be another great regatta. We’ve got everything in place so we just need the right weather.

“We’ve been blessed with fantastic sunshine over the past four years so we’re crossing our fingers that our luck will continue.

“Demand for disabled parking spaces is growing every year so I think that’s a good sign that the regatta is becoming increasingly popular.”

The regatta will take place in the club paddock, off Marlow Road, from 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost £4 and carers enter free. For more information, visit www.regattaforthedisabled.org

Published 15/08/14

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