The team at Clay Shaw Butler are delighted to be the principal sponsors of the Carmarthen River Festival this weekend.
Mark Jones, director at Clay Shaw Butler, chartered accountants of Lammas Street, Carmarthen, said: “We care very passionately about supporting our local community and the river festival is a great community event.
“It’s grown in size since the festival started and we are looking forward to a great festival – on and off the water.”
For centuries, the people of Carmarthen have always celebrated their River Towy with impressive regattas – and this Saturday will be no exception as preparations are well underway for the 2019 river festival.
Organisers are promising the best one yet.
With free admission, spectators can sit back and relax to watch the fun or have a chance to take part in the various water based races including The Raft Race, The Welsh National Inflatable Race (don’t forget your unicorn or shark), Coracle Races, Rowing Race with canoe and coracle taster sessions also avoidable.
Julie Rees, one of the organisers said: “This year we have been overwhelmed by the response for the raft Race. After the nail biting finish last year, everyone is keeping their raft design top secret and there is definitely a wave of competition amongst the rafters.”
She added: “Also, from the huge success of last year’s inflatable race, it was an easy decision to welcome back all the flamingoes and doughnuts – who will be crowned The Welsh National Inflatable Sprint Champion 2019?”
Among the entertainment on the day there will be demonstrations from Ferryside Lifeboat, while visitors can meet Glansteffan – the amphibious vehicle used to ferry people between Ferryside and Llansteffan.
Carmarthen Round Table have generously organised a free funfair, there will also be a children’s coracle pool, plenty of refreshment and food stalls, a climbing wall, cookery demonstrations and a children’s area.
The event starts at 2pm on Saturday July, 13 on Carmarthen’s Quayside with the first of the races starting from approx 4pm.
Visit ‘Carmarthen River Festival’ on Facebook for more information or to request a Raft Race Entry Form.
2-4pm – FREE Coracle & Kayak Taster Sessions (Registration for Inflatable Races opens £2 per person)
2-6pm FREE Funfair, Seafood Demonstration, Climbing Wall, Children’s Area, stalls and refreshment stands
4.00pm – Display from Ferryside Lifeboat
4.15pm – Come and meet Glansteffan, the UKs first amphibious Ferry Boat from Carmarthen Bay Ferries
4.30pm – Coracle Races (races for all abilities)
4.50pm – Carmarthen Rowing Boat Race
5.00pm – Raft Race
5.30pm – Welsh National Inflatable Sprint Championships