Government and British Rowing guidelines permitting, we are intending to hold the regatta over August bank holiday weekend, with dragon boat racing on Saturday 28 August followed by two days of racing on
Sunday 29 and Monday 30 August.
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. The last Ross Regatta (pictured below) attracted almost 1,000 competitors aged from 11 to 77 competing in 140 events. A BBC TV programme filmed during the regatta saw TV presenter Will Millard learn to row and race! You can see the video footage here and here.
“It’s almost a last hurrah before the start of the dreaded head season.”