Ross Rowing Club has been closely monitoring the Governments guidance and statements from British Rowing in regards to Ross Regatta 2020. After our discussions with various parties we have had to make the very difficult decision to CANCEL ROSS REGATTA 2020. This decision wasn’t easily made by the committee but it is for the safety of all our competitors and visitors. If it becomes possible to hold intra-club races (Phase D), or local inter-club private matches (Phase E), we will endeavour to organise a suitable event at short notice. Please keep an eye out on our social media for this.
We look forward to bringing a bigger regatta for 2021. We hope you all are keeping safe and well during these difficult times and we will see you all again in 2021. Please SHARE around your clubs. Ross Regatta Team
P.S: Get those Dragon boat teams ready for 2021
Racing at traditional river regattas is a great way of testing your crews while also savouring the summer festival spirit. The halcyon days of the Gloucester-Bristol-Ross regatta triple on August bank holiday may have passed but, along with Gloucester, we have filled the gap left when the Bristol event dropped from the calendar. Each year, over the August Bank Holiday, the Ross Regatta brings boat crews and spectators from all over the country. Last year’s Ross Regatta (pictured below) attracted almost 1,000 competitors aged from 11 to 77 competing in 140 events. A BBC TV programme also put presenter Will Millard in a boat. You can see the video footage here and here.
“It’s almost a last hurrah before the start of the dreaded head season.”