Last weekend brought the busiest two days of the year in Sark as hundreds of visitors joined locals for the annual sheep racing event. The French boat was full, Sark Shipping put on extra sailings to cope with the demand and others came in the their own boats from Jersey, Guernsey and further afield. The fun started on Friday night when Guernsey band City Limits played for the party night and they were just as popular the following evening. On Saturday morning a fancy dress parade from the Avenue to the field marked the opening of the main event. Darren Betts and Methodist minister Karen Le Mouton led the parade dressed as sheep followed by shepherdesses, clowns, princesses and a host of other colourful characters. As well as the seven sheep races on both Saturday and Sunday there were tombola and book stalls, children’s games, the baa, home made cakes and other food, as well as the crowning of Miss Sark Princess, Yasmin Williams. New for this year was a demonstration of the Latin-inspired fitness dance, Zumba, which dozens of people took part in. With glorious sunshine and the largest crowds in recent years the event was a great success but the organisers are keeping the total amount raised a closely guarded secret that will be revealed at the cheque presentation night in the winter.