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Queen's vessel to make a special appearance at regatta

Queen's vessel to make a special appearance at regatta

Justin Burns

Queen's vessel to make a special appearance at regatta
Gloriana

The Queen's vessel will make a special trip up the River Thames in Windsor as part of a regatta to celebrate the anniversary of Her Majesty's coronation.

Gloriana will be moored or pass by as part of the Coronation 60th Anniversary Regatta at Windsor Castle from June 15-16.

The £500,000 boat will be located between Prince Albert and Queen Victoria bridge when the rowing regatta takes place and may do a pass-by for spectators.

The 94 foot barge is powered by 18 oarsmen plus an inboard engine and is able to carry an additional 34 passengers and crew.

Regatta chairman Phil Jarratt said: "The Gloriana might be moored, or there will be a river row by where it will pass down the river, but this is still undecided."

The 62-year-old deputy senior warden at Windsor Castle who runs tours and other events, said there will be 1,000 tickets for spectators, which will be pre-sold.

They will be able to watch the action in the private grounds at Windsor Castle.

The regatta is the first to take place on the Thames in Windsor for more than 40 years and will see more than 150 crews race over a 1,000 metre course.

Visit www.coronation-regatta.co.uk for more details.

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