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Sun shines for Devonport Regatta

Devonport Regatta

The 63rd annual Devonport Regatta has been held under blue skies, with crowds lining the shores of the Mersey to catch all the action.

Organisers overcame COVID-19 safety rules, construction on the Living City project next door, and a break-in at the pavilion a few weeks earlier, to pull the event together.

Devonport Regatta Association Vice President, Lydia Lane, says the powerboat racing and wood-chopping were arguably the most popular events.

But she admits, the three-zone ticketing system presented some challenges.

"There were teething problems, and I guess there's always going to be when you're trying something a little bit different. But we know that we can definitely work on that for next year, and look at different ways to make it work a bit better," Ms Lane said.

"But it worked for what we needed for this year, definitely."

The newly-named Fashion on the Mersey event also attracted plenty of attention, and was judged by Tasmanian independent Senator Jacqui Lambie.

 Image: Jeremy Rockliff Facebook