Abersoch Regatta History.
"The History of Abersoch Regatta 125 years"
1881 - 2011
by Captain Mel Barratt.
The very first Abersoch Regatta Was held on the 23rd July 1881.
It would appear that there were two sailing races. The first, won by "Comet" of Aberdaron, was for Sailing Boats with a keel measuring not over 20 feet.The second, won by "Solomon Trout", again of Aberdaron, was for Sailing Boats not over 18 feet.There were also Rowing and Sculling races for various categories along with Donkey and Foot Races. The weather was reported as being "tolerablyfine" with the exception of a shower in the afternoon and to all appearances every body seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly.
The Nevin (Nefyn) Brass Band were inattendance, and played exceedingly well".