2011 #MarlowRegatta draws are now available

The draw for the 2011 Marlow Regatta for Saturday and Sunday available. Saturday will see racing from 08:30 till 18:30, whil racing on Sunday will be from 09:00 till 15:20.



This weekend Dorney Lake will play host to the 156th Marlow Regatta and the 11th  to be held at Dorney Lake, the venue for the canoeing and rowing events at next year’s 2012 Olympic Games.

Confirmed entries at this years’ regatta have been received from the United States, Norway, Ireland and from across the United Kingdom. Some of these entries, will undoubtedly be hoping that Marlow may provide them with the opportunity to pre- qualify for Henley Royal Regatta. The regatta are also delighted to welcome the GB Men’s Lightweight  Four who, following the GB rowing team’s decision not to attend the world cup in Hamburg, due to the e-coli outbreak, will be competing in our Open Fours event on Saturday.

The action on the water sets to be as exciting as always and the Regatta Committee have, for the first time, incorporated events for Masters and increased the number of events available for women.

Marlow Regatta this year incorporates Father’s day on Sunday 19th June and as well as ensuring Dad has a category to race in, there is lots of Family fun on offer for all those who come along to support! Cadbury’s Spots and Stripes, the official treats provider for the London 2012 Olympics will have a games arena for young and old alike. Marlow Town Band will be providing the soundtrack to Saturday’s racing. 

Marlow Regatta Radio (87.7fm) and Marlowfm (97.5 fm) will be broadcasting throughout the day, providing race commentary and interviews to the citizens of Marlow and worldwide via the internet. Twitter users can get updates at twitter.com/marlowregatta. For more information about the regatta please see the website: www.themarlowregatta.com

By Mike Spencer-Jones
13th Jun, 2:33pm
GBR Lwt Mens coxless four to row at 2011 #MarlowRegatta @lightweight4gbr

Following the news that the Great Britain rowing team will not be racing in Hamburg, Marlow Regatta received a request to give the Lightweight Mens coxless four a chance to have a race. As this was after the close of entries it was agreed that they could take part in the Elite Coxless fours final. They will not be eligible to win the trophy and will just be testing themselves in their new lineup, with Peter Chambers standing in for Bartley.

Bow  Peter Chambers
2      Rob Williams
3      Paul Mattick
Str    Richard Chambers
The crew will be rowing as guests in lane 8 of the Elite Coxless fours final at 18:25.
By Mike Spencer-Jones
10th Jun, 9:58pm
2011 Marlow Regatta entry lists now confirmed (#MarlowRegatta)

The 2011 entry lists for Saturday and Sunday are now available for download. The draw will take place on Sunday evening following the end of racing at Reading Amateur Regatta, and will be posted online on Monday. If you are racing over the weekend and gain status points please let the Entries Secretary know by 20:00 on Sunday so they can be taken into account.

11/06/2011 - 10:00 : Corrected list now published.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
10th Jun, 9:40pm
Marlow Regatta Radio 87.7FM for the 2011 regatta race commentary (#marlowregatta)

Marlow Regatta Radio will be broadcasting live on 87.7fm from Dorney Lake during racing on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June. We will also be streaming the commentary online and full details of this will be published on Friday 17th June.

Thanks to our friends at Regatta Radio in Henley for helping us to set this up this year.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
9th Jun, 12:43pm
Entries now closed for 2011 Marlow Regatta (#marlowregatta)

Entries for the Saturday and Sunday 2011 Marlow Regattas have now closed and are being processed. A full list of accepted crews will be published on the website on Friday 10th June.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
8th Jun, 10:53pm
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