The sack race at Shanklin Beach Regatta. Picture by Peter Boam.
IT WAS a case of summer deja-vu as the sun beat down on Shanklin for its annual beach regatta festivities.
Just like last year, the 162nd Shanklin Beach Regatta was blessed with excellent weather and plenty of youngsters taking part, watched by good crowds of revellers yesterday (Thursday).
The Isle of Wight beach was the perfect stage for a host of activities that ranged from swimming races and a bathing beauties competition, to shore sports and a grand firework display.
There was also an air-sea rescue display by Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and Solent Coastguard.
Regatta chairman John Fleming said: "It all went off very well. The weather was very good, families had a lot of fun and the fireworks display was great, which rounded off what was a perfect day.
"Without the help of members of Shanklin Rotary Club, it would never have been the success it was."
Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and the coastguard. Picture courtesy of @sandownlifeboat via Twitter.