June 3rd 2012
The Kibworth Improvement Team
Are proud to present the Kibworth Regatta to coincide with the pageant the Queen is leading down the River Thames. You are invited to hire your mooring for the day at £30.00 this will include 8 seats for you passengers where you will be asked to dress your boat with the exuberance you can afford. The competition for the best boat design will be awarded a top prize.
At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river. Rowed boats and working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes will be beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, their crews and passengers turned out in their finest rigs. The armed forces, fire, police, rescue and other services are all afloat and there are an exuberance of historic boats, wooden launches, steam vessels and other boats of note.
Fancy dress is in a nautical theme. Top prizes to be won!
St Wilfrid’s Church will be getting involved and opening to all; The Queen’s Pageant can be viewed on their big screen.
A full day of music and festivities will follow.
The party will start with the breaking of champagne on HMS Coach & Horses