What on Earth is Yackanooing?
Easter celebrations began early in Sark when PJ and Dave Cocksedge held the island’s first Yackanooing event. The aim of the competition was to slide off the back of a raised trailer bed and down a course well lubricated with water and washing-up liquid grabbing as many chocolate eggs as possible along the way. Competitors rode all manner of inflatable contraptions and a couple even tried skies and a barrel. Amazingly no bones were broken and all taking part and watching had a great afternoon. The event was originally planned for New Year’s Day but was postponed because of the bad weather. More than five hundred pounds was raised which will go towards the visit of the Chelsea Pensioners on Liberation Day in May.