Brixham Trawler Boat Race – August 2017

AM Seafoods Ltd were again proud to sponsor boats that took place in the annual Brixham Trawler Race on Saturday 17th June 2017

All of the crew, family and skippers were provided with specially branded kit for the occasion.

The Brixham Trawler Boat race has become a huge fixture in the events calendar for fishermen and women based on the “English Riviera”. Annually the skippers and their crew dress the boats up with all manners of bunting and race each other twice around Tor Bay.

This year sixteen of Brixham’s beamer fleet, by some distance the biggest fleet of beam trawlers in the UK, were joined by two visiting boats to take part in an eight-mile lap of Torbay in glorious sunshine and flat calm seas, the best weather seen on race day for many years.

Once safely moored up, the on-board parties and discos, which many consider the real event of the day, can begin. Party music and the smell of barbecued food fills the air, and the harbour-side comes alive from early afternoon to late in the night, a far cry from its usual function as a busy fishing port and fish market.

During the event, the Brixham Trawler Race committee raises money through gate entry fees, the sale of programmes, sponsorship, raffles and collections aboard the boats, as well as other fund-raising events.
The 2016 race raised a record £24,000, an incredible amount, which was distributed among local Brixham charities.

First place was awarded to the Sylvia T in the category for Beamer Scallop boats.

Congratulations to all that took part this year.

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