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Colourful morning of water sport activities lights up Queen’s Park

From groins slamming, greasy water pole climbing to the smacking down of a greasy pig it was a fun-filled day at the Queen Elizabeth Park where the aquatic sports day was held today August 5, 2014. Photo: VINO
That hurts just looking at it! One of the competitors trying to conquer the greasy pole at the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
That hurts just looking at it! One of the competitors trying to conquer the greasy pole at the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Hot dog eating competition at the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Hot dog eating competition at the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Man overboard! Scene from the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Man overboard! Scene from the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Another attempt at conquering the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
Another attempt at conquering the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
A participant contemplating his next move. Photo: VINO
A participant contemplating his next move. Photo: VINO
The crowds this morning were a far cry from that of the previous day but were sizable enough to kick start the water sports events giving participants an admirable group of persons to cheer them on. Photo: VINO
The crowds this morning were a far cry from that of the previous day but were sizable enough to kick start the water sports events giving participants an admirable group of persons to cheer them on. Photo: VINO
Another segment of the show about to commence. Photo: VINO
Another segment of the show about to commence. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
An engaged crowd which certainly had a lot to keep them entertained. Photo: VINO
An engaged crowd which certainly had a lot to keep them entertained. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Participants getting ready for the challenge ahead. Photo: VINO
Participants getting ready for the challenge ahead. Photo: VINO
Is he gonna make it? Didn't think so either. Photo: VINO
Is he gonna make it? Didn't think so either. Photo: VINO
Success at last! Photo: VINO
Success at last! Photo: VINO
The conqueror and his 'spoils', the red flag signalling that he has been successful. Photo: VINO
The conqueror and his 'spoils', the red flag signalling that he has been successful. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
A kayak race heads off. Photo: VINO
A kayak race heads off. Photo: VINO
Another attempt to conquer the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
Another attempt to conquer the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
Going, going.... Photo: VINO
Going, going.... Photo: VINO
Gone! Out of contention. Photo: VINO
Gone! Out of contention. Photo: VINO
Go forth, brave soldier. Photo: VINO
Go forth, brave soldier. Photo: VINO
Full of confidence he is. Photo: VINO
Full of confidence he is. Photo: VINO
What skill! Photo: VINO
What skill! Photo: VINO
And he slides in... Photo: VINO
And he slides in... Photo: VINO
...And overshoots the landing! Photo: VINO
...And overshoots the landing! Photo: VINO
Another young man with no respect for the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
Another young man with no respect for the greasy pole. Photo: VINO
He quickly learns that the pole is ruthless. Photo: VINO
He quickly learns that the pole is ruthless. Photo: VINO
...That the pole is brutal. Photo: VINO
...That the pole is brutal. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
The peddle boats ready as the race is about to begin. Photo: VINO
The peddle boats ready as the race is about to begin. Photo: VINO
The kayak race concluding. Photo: VINO
The kayak race concluding. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
This news site cannot say whether any pigs were hurt in this activity. Photo: VINO
This news site cannot say whether any pigs were hurt in this activity. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
Scene of the Aquatic Sports held today August 5, 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Park, Road Town. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – From groins slamming, greasy pole climbing to the smacking down of a greasy pig it was a fun-filled day at the Queen Elizabeth Park where the aquatic sports day was held today August 5, 2014.

The day of fun sports and entertainment was ushered in by trampers who turned out for the 2nd morning of Rise and Shine Tramp in Road Town.

The crowds this morning were a far cry from that of the previous day but were sizable enough to kick start the water sports events giving participants an admirable group of persons to cheer them on.

The day got started with the greasy slide water pole where several daring men participated with some appearing to be very versed in it. But for prominent businessman Elton S. Leonard it was no doubt a painful experience.

Leonard who thought it was a simple step-like slide that could have taken him to successfully grabbing the flag at the end had another thought coming. He had to grab his groin once in the water as he got a sprawling slam in that region of his body.

There were several others who were not successful and who had slips and topples. Then the other interesting challenge was the catching of the greasy ‘porky pig’. As the pig was greased it had shown signs that it would not have been an easy catch as it appeared to be very nimble.

When the two men who registered for the challenge broke off in the race for 'Porky the Pig' it decided that it was going to shut the mouths of those who thought it was going to be an easy catch but the pig failed very early.

The two men, desperate to catch the pig quickly managed to grab a section of the pig and none was willing to let go and it was a scene as if they were in a wrestling match. The two both body-slammed the poor pig and threw their bodies over it as it screamed mercifully.

Going to seek revenge for the groin pains of her dad the young daughter of Mr Leonard entered the swimming competition to take on a woman and about five men. However she was not allowed to swim with the men but did challenge the woman whom she whipped by a long distance.

Other activities of the day included kayaking; peddle boat racing, hot dog eating competition, May-Pole plaiting and dancing by the Junior Heritage Dancers among others.

In addition to the organizers who were present to assist and participate in the events was At Large Representative Honourable Archibald C. Christian who was among those doing the plaiting of the May-Pole.

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