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 2019

Saturday 10th - Thursday 15th August

Regatta Day On:

Thursday 15th August

Beer Regatta Week Devon

Committee Members


Mary Davey

Hon Life Presidents

Phil Bastone, Nigel Harding, Mike Green, Tony Squire, Colin Westlake


Sarah Taylor

Vice Chairman

Gayle Chapple


Kate Boalch


Lynne Bees

Officials & Organisers

Flags & Bunting

Beer Albion Football Club

Small Boat Angling

Mike Spiller

Sunday Funday

Nick Driver, David (Bilko) Mutter & Andy Weston Webb

Rowing Competition

James Green & John Lang

Junior Disco

Mel Manville & Mel Adkin

Keeper of the Regatta Flag

 Nigel Harding

Crafts on the Cliff

 Graham Hughes, Ruth Bullock & Wendy Dodd

Children’s Entertainment

Natalie Bond

Barrel Rolling

Kate Boalch, Lucy Matheson, Sam Morris, Callum Gribble & Abi Gribble

Regatta Talk

 Gayle Chapple

Kayak and Canoe Fun

Norman Miller, Frank Lloyd and Graham Hughes. Kindly run by Axe Valley Canoe Club.

Sailing Club Cream Tea

 Lucy Weston-Webb & Helen Follett

Pavement Art Competition

Beer C of E Primary School PTFA

Sea Rescue Display

Beer Coastguard


Kate Boalch & Kelvin Bewick

Spoofing Competition

Kim Aplin & Jayne Aplin

Sailing Races

Beer Sailing Club

Best Decorated Land Raft

Gayle Chapple

Fancy Dress

To be confirmed

Programe Editor

Alan Back

Programme Publicity

Maddy Fripp

Website/Social Media

Helen Follett

Sound System

Nigel Groves

Master of Silver

Lucy Foster

Grand Raffle Draw

To be confirmed

Emergency Committee

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

First Aid

Nigel Groves and Fiona Gage


Fiona Gage


For the full 2019 Regatta week schedule please buy a programme


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