North Regatta

St Sampson's Harbour in the north of Guernsey is the location of the annual North Regatta, which features a packed programme of events that all the family will enjoy.

Most of the events take place at Le Crocq pier, where your compere for the afternoon oversees most of the on-stage competitions.

The road at South Side, which is normally very busy, is closed to traffic for the day, allowing visitors and locals to enjoy the carnival atmosphere at their leisure.

The closure also allows space for the truck-pulling contest, sack of coal race, slow bicycle race, tug of war, line dancing, majorettes' display and other events and entertainment.

The pier itself often features a main event, such as street entertainers, as well as traditional features like Morris dancing.There are plenty of side stalls, too, jostling for space with merry-go-round rides, hot-dogs and ice-cream vendors

Down on the beach, children of all ages can enjoy various sports including the welly-throwing competition.

Dinghy and raft races are held in the harbour during the day, with offshore races for larger vessels.

On stage, people are able to take part in such things as a decorated umbrella competition, children's fancy dress, Miss Regatta and Miss Junior Regatta, Mr Regatta and Mr Junior Macho Regatta.

The festivities come to a close with a bonfire party.