About Us

In 2005 the Mechanical Engineer & Seagull outboard enthusiast Rex Charlton founded Regattaevents. It was a new online service. The concept was to provide up to date notices about current Seagull outboard events & races.¬†Traditional systems of irregular club newsletters & ringing around by phone to find out ‘what’s on’, were clumsy & frustrating to use.

The first website was formed in January 2006. It featured 1x event. The site was built using a dial-up internet connection & ‘Microsoft Windows Millenium Edition’ operating system. Early images were taken & posted from a floppy disc drive camera. Despite it’s simplicity, the website was popular from the very beginning with many daily visitors.