URGENT and IMPORTANT - To All Competitors

Firstly thank you for your support to Marlow Regatta.  Our aim is to provide enjoyable, fair and well organised racing.  

You will be aware that because of the Olympic Games site restrictions the organisation of the Regatta in 2012 will be VERY DIFFERENT - It will be like a riverside regatta

Moreover a very large entry will compound the site problems and we ask for your cooperation, patience and support to make the regatta a success


1.        BOATING:    

We have NO USE of the traditional boating area and rafts by Eton Boathouse

Boating will be into the return lake near the start

Boating will be 'TIDEWAY' style - there are NO RAFTS  

The boating area is VERY stony as well as wet and all competitors will need wellingtons or hard soled shoes

Each crew must have a support person when boating to help and collect boots and when returning to hand out boots - the ground is NOT suitable for bare feet.

There are NO TEMPORARY RACKS - you will need enough trestles for all boats

2.        WARM-UP

There will be very little opportunity to warm up on the lake once boated.  Crews must warm up on land

3.        SUPPORT

There is no access whatsoever for spectators past the 1500m point.  Your crews will have no support in the last 500m

Similarly coaches will not be allowed past 1500m on the island  

There will be no PA commentary - All commentary will be on Regatta Radio 87.9 fm

There may be construction work in progress.  Please take care

The 2012 Site Map can be downloaded here

It is important that you understand that this year's regatta will be difficult but with your cooperation and forbearance I am sure it will be a success              

By Mike Spencer-Jones
10th Jun, 4:43pm
Advanced warning of changes to boating arrangements for 2012 Marlow Regatta

Please note that due to a little event called the Olympics in less than 7 weeks time there will be several restrictions in place at Dorney Lake for the 2012 Marlow Regatta. The main restriction that will affect all crews is that we are unable to use the normal boating rafts in front of the Eton College boat house. All trailers will be parked between the river and the warm up lake, and all crews will be boating into the warm up lake. This will require crews to wade into the lake, so we stongly advise that they bring appropriate footwear as the bankside is gravel.

Full details are available in the competitor instructions which are available for download from here.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
9th Jun, 10:16pm
Accepted entries now published

The list of accepted Saturday entries has now been published. Click here to go to the download page.

The list of accepted Sunday entries has now been published. Click here to go to download page.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
8th Jun, 7:33pm
2012 Marlow Regatta entries now closed

Entries have now closed for the 2012 Marlow Regatta. The list of accepted crews will be published on Friday 8th June once the 403 Saturday and 309 Sunday entries have been fully processed. The draw will take place on Sunday evening, so if you win this coming weekend please notify us of any status changes before then, and will be published on Monday 11th.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
6th Jun, 9:34pm
Marlow Regatta - Volunteers and Organisers

It wouldn't be possible to run the Marlow Regatta each year without the help of all the volunteers. Could you help us to run the 2012 Regatta on Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th June? Volunteers roles include registering crews, assisting crew boating, results printing, paperwork distribution, radio commentary and data entry. Any time you have available would be useful from 1 hour to a whole day (with breaks). Please contact our volunteer coordinator Georgina Jagger via email to volunteer@themarlowregatta.com if you would like to help out on either day.

We are also looking for people who would like to join the organising team to prepare and run the regatta beyond 2012. If you could assist with Marketing, Website, Entries, IT, Sponsorship or in any general capacity we would like to hear from you. Please contact the Hon Secretary for further details.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
23rd May, 11:02pm
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