Beer Regatta Committee

The Regatta Committee is made up of many enthusiastic people who plan, discuss and commit to put on a packed programme of events. The number of willing volunteers who give up their time to make Regatta a success is huge, and way beyond those listed on this page – a big thank you to everyone involved!

If you would like to help please get in touch via our Facebook page. Lending a hand doesn’t involve endless compulsory meetings – many of our volunteers are happy to just give a bit of time during Regatta Week to sell raffle tickets, to help with crowd control or shake a collecting tin for example. If you would like to come to the Open Committee Meetings then we would love to see you – we are always keen to have new people join us and always interested in new ideas. You can find dates of our meetings on our Facebook page.

Beer Regatta 2022

Saturday 13th - Friday 19th August

Regatta Day On:

Thursday 18th August

Beer Regatta Week Devon

Committee Members


Colin Westlake

Hon Vice Presidents

Phil Bastone, Nigel Harding, Mike Green, Tony Squire


Sarah Taylor

Vice Chairman

Gayle Chapple


Kate Boalch


Lynne Bees

Website/Social Media

Helen Follett and Fiona Gage

Programe Editor

Alan Back




Fiona Gage

Master of Silver

Lucy Foster

Keeper of the Regatta Flag

Nigel Harding

Sound System

Nigel Groves

Grand Draw

Angie Cromwell

Mariners’ Hall Rep

Annie Boalch

Flags & Bunting

Beer Albion Football Club

First Aid

Nigel Groves and Fiona Gage

Emergency Committee

President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer & chairman of relevant sub-committees

Event Organisers

Regatta Dance

Mariners’ Hall Committee

Treasure Hunt

Lynne Bees and Gayle Chapple

Window Spotting Competition

Nikki Oswald

Big Breakfast

Beer Scouts and Explorers

Small Boat Angling

Mike Spiller

Dinghy and Cruiser Racing

Beer Sailing Club

Kayak and Canoe Fun

Graham Hughes, Frank Lloyd, Norman Miller and Axe Vale Canoe Club.

Silent Movie

Beer Film Society and the Friends of Beer Wurlitzer.

Sunday Funday

Nick Driver, David ‘Bilko’ Mutter and Andy Weston Webb

Regatta Quiz

Mike Entwistle

Beer Memories Exhibition

Vivien Heath and Karen Stevens

Regatta Talk

Gayle Chapple

Coffee Morning

Eve Cox

Rowing Championship

Mike Entwistle

Junior Disco

Mel Adkin and Mel Manville

Craft in the Mariners Hall

Ruth Bullock and Wendy Dodd

Family Entertainment

Beer Puffins

Barrel Rolling

Phil Bastone, Kate Boalch, Lucy Matheson and Sam Morris

Pavement Arts Competition

Beer C of E Primary School PTFA

Prosecco Cream Tea

Helen Follett and Lucy Weston-Webb

Sea Rescue Display

Beer Coastguard and Rescue Service


Kelvin Bewick and Kate Boalch


Kim and Jayne Aplin

Lugger & Working Boat Racings

Beer Luggers Club

Fossil Fun

Beer Village Heritage

Decorated Beach and Tea Huts

Lucy Foster

Decorated Rafts

Gayle Chapple

Fancy Dress

Nichola Burley


F1 Pyrotechnics

Pebble Painting

Beer Puffins


2021 - Regatta week starts on Saturday 14th August 2021

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