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Due to bad weather and very strong winds forecast for this evening the organisers of this years Royal Regatta Fireworks 2012 have taken the decision to postpone the event.
David Selley, the chairman of the Regatta, said for reasons of health and safety the display will now take place at 9pm tomorrow evening instead.
The Torbay Royal Regatta has been taking place at part of Torbay Week with boats, yachts and races showcasing local sailing talent. And there's a new event this year - teams from local pubs and clubs are competing later in a regatta for non-rowers. The event runs until Wednesday.
The Torbay Royal Regatta started today with sailors from around the South West taking part. It's a popular event with spectators because the shape of the bay provides some great vantage points.
Now entering its 5th year, Torbay Week has become one of the premiere sailing regattas in the South West. Jointly organised and run by the four local sailing and yacht clubs, Torbay Week is open to all types of Dinghies and Yachts.
Races are held each day for most boat classes and there are social events hosted in the evenings. For those not taking part on the water, the horseshoe shape of the bay provides plenty of opportunities for spectators. There are also a host of other attractions and land based activities.