A MEMBER OF THE FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT CARNIVAL ASSOCIATIONS (F.I.C.A.)

196th

Carnival & Regatta

Thursday

28th July 2022

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Court 2021

Do you want to be a Carnival Princess?

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Coal Queen Selection APPLY NOW!

QUEEN

Phoebe Mills


SENIOR PRINCESSES

Summer Grace Murley & Charlie Cousin


Reserve Princess

lauren Hegarty


JUNIOR QUEEN

Chanelle Lawrence

JUNIOR PRINCESSES

Shayleigh Thompson & Lyara dos Santos Dasilva


ROSEBUD QUEEN

Vivienne Campling


DEPUTY QUEEN

TBC

DEPUTY JUNIOR QUEEN

Sienna Foy

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HISTORY of the CARNIVAL & REGATTA

The Origins of Deal Carnival

The history of the Association can be traced back to 1826.  After the closure of the Naval Dockyard in Deal the towns people started to become restless. A great number of dock workers and sailors with very low spirits living locally became a worry to the local Council, they saw a need to raise interest and attract people into the area and came up with the Deal and Downs Regatta. At this time, all the events were water borne and the press of the time reported that they were a tremendous success, with what was described as 'a very colourful display out on the sea'.

Royalty became associated with the Patronage starting with the last Naval Commander of the former Dockyard, the Duke of Clarence, who later became William IV. Followed years later by Queen Victoria.

Sailing and rowing events were the mainstay of the celebrations, usually over just one weekend in August, or in later years, September.

The title 'Royal Regatta' appears on many Programmes from earlier this Century, right up to the Second World War when the title was dropped and became just 'Deal Regatta"

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Taking Part and Entry Forms

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Carnival Procession

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Deal Tri

Dinosaur 10K

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Deal Tri

1000m open water swim race

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Lorry Pull

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Junior Pier Festival

Cancelled for 2021


Castle Raft Race

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Detail of other events appear in the official Carnival and Regatta Programme 2021


Programmes available in local shops in the town


Downs Sailing Club

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Where are we?


Deal is located in the South -East of England.


We are only 7miles from the International Port of Dover in Kent, and 23 miles from the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone.


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