The All Wales Boat Show was staged at both Conwy and Deganwy marinas and featured a line-up of PS4 million worth of world-class boats plus plenty of things to do, on the water or on land, for all the family - including a bathtub race.
Scenes from the All Wales Boat Show: Main, bathtub race winner Wendy McGee; insets, Melo in character as he welcomed visitors; crowds at the show; Royal Welsh Yacht Club offering visitors taster sessions, from left, Mike Laing, Angie Butler, Bethan Jones and Brian Roberts Pics: MIKE DEAN
132 The number of competitors who took part in last summer's Arundel Bathtub race
down the River Arun in West Sussex.
Among the events to be trialled later this year is a bathtub race
, the exact details of which are being kept under wraps until closer to the launch.
Asda staff at the distribution depot in Washington took part in a funday and bathtub race
on Fatfield river to get the funds.
The first Sanctioned Bathtub race
took place in 1969, two years after the inaugural Bathtub race
in Nanaimo (British Columbia) in 1967.
Whether its the Great Bathtub Race
in Nome, AK; the Biggest All-Night Gospel Singing in the World in Bonifay, Fl; the Big Island Rendezvous and Festival in Albert Lea, MN; or Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA, people will turn out in large numbers for a festival.
Even Nome holds the Bathtub Race
, covered in "Alaska This Month" in the past, which puts participants to the test down Front Street each Labor Day.
Nome also prides itself for hosting wacky and eccentric events like the Labor Day Great Bathtub Race
, Midnight Sun Raft Race and Nome National Forest, comprised of Christmas trees planted on the ice each winter.
Plus, iconic Riverfest events such as the bathtub races
have sprung from the minds of local hobbyists and civic groups.
Our Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs bathtub races
packed the downtown area in its inaugural edition last May, and the 2007 tub races will be even bigger and more Fun.
He said: "We would have the old favourites like bathtub races
, backwards running and the egg-andspoon 10-metre race.