Hoylake has been hosting the 2011 European Land Yachting Championships this week and there’s been quite a bit of activity down on North Parade and out on the sands of course. I think today was the last day of competition.
I’ve walked along the prom a few times this week and enjoyed seeing the pilots getting themselves and their yachts ready. There have been parked cars with registration plates from various European countries including France, Germany and Belgium. Very cosmopolitan hearing a bit of French and German being spoken on the prom at 9am!Apparently a chap from New Zealand was also taking part, so maybe the Commonwealth championships were being surreptitiously held too!
Skoda Cars had a sales display next to the Lifeboat Museum and race organisers were also driving out on to the sands (not usually recommended) in brand new Skodas too.
It’s great to see Hoylake hosting events like this, so well done to all concerned for the behind-the-scenes organisation. By the way, did anyone else spot the Police quad bike down on the sand today – I was wondering if they use those while policing the cockling nearby?
I’ve taken several photos, a few of which you can view in this week’s Friday Photo. Local photographer Steve Deer has also published a couple of good quality shots over at flickr the photo-sharing site.