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Duck Race on the River Yar this Easter

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Duck Race on the River Yar this Easter

Visitors to the Isle of Wight next month might like to treat themselves to a bit of Easter fun by heading along to the annual Duck Race on the River Yar.

Set to take place on March 30th as part of the annual Yarmouth Carnival, entrants will be able to throw their duck - a plastic one - from Yar Bridge and race against up to 1,000 rivals to be the first to cross the finishing line.

Organised by the Yarmouth Carnival Committee, tickets for entry in the duck race will cost £1 each and are to be sold in the run-up to the carnival and on the day itself.

Racing on the tide, the first four finishers will receive prizes, with each duck numbered to correspond to a ticket. The race will begin at 16:30 GMT and visitors are advised there will be numerous vantage points from which they can follow the progress of their faux fowl.

Refreshments will also be available at Yarmouth Sailing Club throughout the day.

Now in its 103rd year, the Yarmouth Carnival has a long history of attracting large crowds, with the event set to be fun for all the family and free to check out.

Meanwhile, families heading to the island in the coming weeks might be interested in taking part in the annual Ventnor Music for Fun Festival, which will be held on February 28th and March 1st.

Organised by local musician and teacher Suzanne Higgins, children will be invited to head along to learn all about the art of making music, while being taught the basics of a range of instruments and also being given pointers on singing.

All of the action will culminate with the Music for Fun Gala Concert that will take place on the 1st at 18:30.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801547268-ADNFCR

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