Jubilee & Olympic Celebrations 2012
Are proud to present the Kibworth Regatta to coincide with the
pageant Her Majesty the Queen is leading down the River
Thames on Sunday 3 June 2012.
At high water on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a
thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation
for Her Majesty the Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee
Pageant. It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on
the river. Rowed boats and working boats and pleasure vessels
of all shapes and sizes will be beautifully dressed with streamers
and Union Jacks, their crews and passengers will be turned out
in their finest rigs. The armed forces, fire, police, rescue and
other services will all be afloat and there will be an exuberance
of historic boats, wooden launches, steam vessels and other
boats of note.
Latest Jubilee News
The BBC are sending a video journalist to come and
film us painting and preparing the pub for the Diamond
Jubilee on Saturday 14th April 10am. As Admiral of the
fleet I am asking for volunteers who would like to come
along next Saturday and help with making the Coach &
Horses look the most resplendent pub in the county.
I am also in conversation with ITN who have yet to
commit to being with us for the Diamond Jubilee
We are working on the table plan and will let you know
the position of your mooring in the near future.
We will be holding a best fancy dress competition for
under 13's - adults - group fancy dress and the best
built boat competition. So do your best and get your
thinking caps on as to how to make your boat the winner and your nautical themed fancy dress the best.
If you have made a booking for more than one table could I ask that you forward me an email address of
the captain of the other mooring's so that I can make sure
that everyone is included and updated with new information.
I can also confirm that Edward Garnier QC MP will be
opening the weekends events on the Friday night at St
Wilfrid's Church where a cheese and wine open evening, for
£5.00 per person, to see first hand the flower festival that is
being put together by the ladies from St Wilfrid's and
members of U3A. To celebrate the Queens 60 years as
I have great pleasure in also informing you that Michael
Wood from Mayavision has accepted my invitation to come
and open the Regatta by cracking a bottle of champagne on HMS Coach & Horses.
Click plan to see a larger version
Live Music • Bands • Duo's and the EAGA Gospel Choir • Street
Entertainment • Food • Best Dressed Boat Table & Fancy Dress
Competition • Face Painting • Bouncy Castle • Outside Bar
To help celebrate the Queens Diamond
Jubilee a group of ladies from St Wilfrid’s
Church, U3A and landlord Andrew
Southerden of the Coach & Horses Kibworth
Have come together to team up with the
The first planning meeting of enthusiastic
ladies of church flower rota and U3A as part
of Kibworth’s Celebration of the Queen’s
Diamond Jubilee in June.
The Church will host this festival and various
aspects of the Queen’s reign will be depicted
in flowers. The event will run for the 4 days
of the bank holiday and highlights will be arrangements suggesting the Coronation, each of the armed
forces, each of the UK countries and the Commonwealth, as well as Head of State, the Judiciary and
the Church of England. This will be part of the village wide celebrations which are currently in the
planning stage and complement the Kibworth Regatta Street Party on Sunday 3rd June.
Thought I would bring everyone up to date with the Boat
First of all make sure you get as many of your shipmates
involved with your boat building ideas.
Best Built Boat
1st 2nd 3rd
Group Fancy Dress
1st 2nd 3rd
Adult Fancy Dress
1st 2nd 3rd
Over 14's Fancy Dress
1st 2nd 3rd
Under 14's Fancy Dress
1st 2nd 3rd
All tables will be the responsibility of the team captain they will have your table number on them. They
do not have a hole in the middle and must not have one at the end of the day.
Boats must not be built more than 2" over the O/D size of the table 6' x 2'6"
Judging will be from 12:30 -1:30pm
To try and give you as much room as possible for your boat design we are doing the judging from the
bow end of the boat.
Mast's or constructions above chest height will need to be dismantled at 1:30pm to give people behind
you the chance to see the stage. This will be determined on your position within the street party. If you
were present at the Royal Wedding Street Party last year, you will remember it was quite windy, so
bare that in mind if your creating a mast within your boat design, you might consider using a mesh for
your mast rather than cloth.
The idea is to have fun!!! I know the preparatins are as enjoyable as the main day.
I will be converting the inside of the pub to look like a fishing boat so If you have any props that I may
be able to use I would be really grateful. - Andrew, Admiral of the Fleet
The Kibworth Improvement Team (KiT) we have entered a team (KiT Coach) to
raise money for the Kibworth 2012 Relay for Life. Part of the ticket money will
be going to the charity and on the night we will be holding a raffle and ‘open
the box’ to help raise a bit extra.Tickets are available at the Coach & Horses.
Come along and also meet up with others who may have booked a mooring for
the Kibworth Regatta.
Anyone who would like to join (KiT Coach) and become a team member please
let me know. It's for a great cause and costs £15.00 to join a team and get your
team t-shirt. This money also covers for insurance on the weekend of 7th July
2012. Click the poster to find out more.
Ahoy me Shipmates!
Come and see one the biggest creation's
Kibworth has ever seen!
The creation of HMS COACH & HORSES in
celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee -
Kibworth Regatta 3rd June.
I have been working on this project since October last year and I have been overwhelmed by the support
that I have received from my customers and the community of Kibworth. I have been overwhelmed by the
effort and energy they have all given, the 100's of voluntary hours that has gone into this project has been
extraordinary. It's a BIG thank you to them all and those in Kibworth Improvement Team (KiT). "There's no i
Kibworth is one special place and I am honoured to be part of it. This year is a year that we all need to push
the boat out and where possible forget the austerity measures and hardship and enjoy LIFE!
Let's celebrate this GREAT country. There's a full calendar this year and it starts with the Queens Diamond
Jubilee, the Olympic Torch that is going past the pub on Monday 2nd July, the UEFA EURO football
tournament, the Olympics, the Para Olympics, my 25th wedding anniversary and to top it all my 50th
birthday. This is truly a year to celebrate!!!
Don't forget next week is our Pre-Launch Jubilee Bash in aid of Relay for Life - Cancer Research. See below.
Andrew (Admiral of the Fleet)
Pub Turns into Ship for Queen’s Regatta Jubilee Celebrations
Andrew Southerden, landlord at the Coach & Horses, Kibworth has gone overboard with his Diamond Jubilee
celebrations by turning his pub into a ship (HMS Coach & Horses).
Since last October he's had a large section of his locals working towards the transformation, which sports
funnels, life rafts, illuminated portholes and a bow, weighs in at 210 tonnes, measures 75' by 40' and has
involved hundreds of hours of work by his locals and other friends from the village.
Completed today, it stands in a dry dock and awaits its launch on June 3 by broadcaster and historian
Michael Wood, when it will join thousands of boats across Britain in honour of the Queens Diamond Jubilee
Celebrations. Andrew is hosting a massive Kibworth Regatta Street Party (expectingover 2000 people) outside
the Ship, with live music, best built boat competition and a nautical fancy‐=dress
We are this weekend have a Pre‐=Launch Kibworth Regatta – Jubilee Bash. Saturday 19th May 8pm