The 160th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 20th June 2015 at Dorney Lake, Eton.
We regret we are unable to offer a 2nd day of racing, specifically events for Masters, as the venue is unavailable for hire on the Sunday.
Marlow Regatta is one of the multi-lane regattas in the British Rowing calendar, attracting a large entry from schools, clubs and universities from around the UK along with overseas crews who are preparing for Henley Royal Regatta.
It is an independent regatta that is organised by a committee of volunteers on behalf of the regatta Subscribers.
Unfortunately, due to the forecast of strong wind and direction, the 2015 was cancelled 3 days before the event. The forecast was correct; the course was un-rowable on the day. The 2016 Thames Valley Trial Head is scheduled for Sunday 31st January 2016.
Thames Valley Trial Head 1st Feb 2015
Organised by Marlow Regatta Ltd
It is with regret that the organising committee has decided to cancel the event on Sunday 1st February. We have taken advice from Eton College Services at Dorney Lake, and based our decision on this, with the forecast of very strong winds and low temperatures, which will give rise to difficult water conditions and a severe wind-chill factor. We are making this decision early, to minimise your inconvenience.
Of course, it is possible that the forecast is wrong, and conditions could be suitable, but we feel that we can’t take that chance, and then have to cancel on the day.
It is anticipated that a partial, but substantial refund of entry fees will be made in due course, due to costs which have already been incurred.
The Committee greatly regrets having to make this decision, but hope that you will understand that it is made with the safety of all competitors as the prime concern.
A.J.Evans (Entries Sec)
The weather forecast for the next few days is not very good. We will be monitoring this, and hope to make a further announcement by Friday morning.
2015 Marlow Regatta - Saturday 20th June
2016 TVTH - Sunday 31st January