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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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Local Clubs and schools race international clubs at Marlow Regatta.

This Saturday 20 June, Dorney Lake, will play host to the 160th Marlow Regatta.

As the 2012 Olympic rowing venue, Dorney is no stranger to international competition. This weekend, lining up against crews from the USA, China and New Zealand among others, will be local talent from Maidenhead RC, Marlow RC, Claire’s Court, The Windsor Boys School, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Great Marlow School, Eton Excelsior RC, RGS High Wycombe, Eton College and over 100 clubs from across the UK.

The quality of the entries this year is very high in all of the Elite status events for eights, coxed /coxless fours and quadruple sculls.
Many of those competing in the top events come from “high performance clubs”, as nominated by British Rowing. Members of these clubs are striving to impress the GB team selectors to ultimately have a chance to race for the national squad.

Whether those competing come from a high performance clubs, or just enjoy a paddle at the weekend, the Committee are expecting an exciting days racing. The format this year is that the first race in each event will be run as a time trial and then crews will be seeded into finals (A, B, C etc) based on their results. As the crews in each final are matched based on their speed earlier in the day spectators should expect a few photo finishes!

Commenting on this years’ Regatta, Peter Blaseby, Marlow Regatta Chairman said: "We are delighted that the entries this year are so strong. Spectators are set for an exciting day of racing across all racing categories. "
"A regatta such as ours relies on the support of the athletes, our sponsors, volunteers, visiting officials and spectators and we are delighted that once again the Marlow Regatta is set to be a top class fixture in the racing calendar and we wish all those competing the very best of luck, particularly those crews aiming to use Marlow as a qualifier for Henley Royal Regatta"

Entry to the regatta is £15 per car and there is no special dress code - unless you would like to become a subscriber. You can follow the action on Twitter @marlowregatta and for more information visit

For more information or to arrange media access to the event, contact Hannah Moxon at

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By John Simm
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The start order and race schedule for the 2015 Marlow Regatta have now been published and are available from the downloads section of the Regatta page. This information is also available from the Regatta Master reports website, where you can find out more information about crews.

The gaps in the race schedule are to allow us to clear one time trial wave off the water before we can start boating the next.

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For 2015 we are trialling opening registration between 19:00-20:00hrs on Friday evening. This is purely for clubs wishing to collect their Time Trial race numbers.

If you need to make a substitution (and cannot do this via BROE) or other change this will have to take place on the Saturday morning as usual.

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The full list of all accepted 372 entries has now been published on the Regatta page.

If you are racing this weekend and record a win that changes your status, please let us know as soon as possible before the end of Sunday.

BROE will remain open for substitutions up until 22:00 on Friday 19th June. If at all possible, please make any substitutions in advance to ease congestion in the registration area. When collecting race numbers we request that you send one representative per crew/club.

Thank you for entering and we wish you a successful and enjoyable regatta.

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With a total of 374 entries received BROE has been closed for new entries. The full list of accepted entries will be published on Friday evening.

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