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Marlow Regatta 1919Marlow 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.

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The 164th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2019 at Dorney Lake, Eton.


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Many thanks to all clubs, crews and coaches for entering the 2016 regatta and to the small army of volunteers who worked with the competitors and behind the scenes. Racing ran to schedule and we even had the start umpire setting races off early, helped by the still conditions. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your day at the regatta either racing, coaching or volunteering.

A summary of this year's winners, along with their prize giving photographs, can now be found on the results page with the full results from Regatta Master.

If you do have any feedback on how your day went, please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you and to get your ideas on how to move the regatta forward.

By John Simm
Posted on

We are pleased to announce the election of Ivor Lloyd as the new chairman of Marlow Regatta's management committee.

Following Peter Blaseby's retirement in 2015 the directors of Marlow Regatta Ltd had appointed Ivor to act as interim chairman. This position was ratified at the 2016 AGM where he became a fully elected member of the regatta committee and was elected as chairman. Ivor brings a wealth of experience from the rowing world to the role having been the site manager at Dorney Lake and also chairman at Leander Club.

Retiring chairman Peter Blaseby was presented with an engraved gift and quart tankard in thanks for all his time serving the regatta. His wife Anne was presented with a bouquet of flowers.

By John Simm
Posted on

It is with regret that it has been decided to cancel this year's Trial Head.

We reviewed three current weather forecasts, and all are predicting average wind speeds of 25 to 30mph, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph; conditions not dissimilar from those in place today.

Thinking of our duty of care towards both competitors and officials, we have concerns regarding:-

  1. Wind blowing weaker crews into banks and corners of the Lake, from where, experience indicates, it is very difficult for some to extricate themselves.
  2. Loading, unloading boats to and from trailers, and carrying boats on land in such strong winds is hazardous, and boats may even be blown over when tied onto trestles.
  3. Well loaded trailers, travelling from far or near, are very prone to cross winds. We don’t wish to be the cause of a serious accident.
  4. Officials will be on continuous duty, and whilst we had arranged for mobile refreshments, this would be asking a lot.

We hope that everyone will understand our reasoning, and are very sorry to have to cancel, but the forecast, which is usually very reliable for the next four days, at least makes it possible for us to give you early notice, so that you may adjust your plans.

By John Simm
Posted on

Due to unprecedented demand we have had to close entries for the TVTH after just 48 hours. All 3 divisions are now full and, unless we receive any major withdrawals, are likely to stay that way.

Please keep fingers crossed for decent weather on the 31st January.

By John Simm
Posted on

Marlow Regatta was sad to learn of the passing of former president and regatta stalwart Bill Findlay on the 22nd December.

W.H. 'Bill' Findlay

Regatta Secretary Tony Evans has written an obituary for Bill, which can be found here.

 

By John Simm
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