The story of Marlow Regatta

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 165th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020 at Dorney Lake, Eton.


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Full details of the events being offered at the 2013 Marlow Regatta have now been published.

Saturday's events for Senior and Junior crews - information

Sunday's events for Master (Men & Women) and Senior (Men & Women) crews - information

By John Simm
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The Chairman of the Management Committee's letter about decisions at the 2012 regatta is now available from the 2012 Regatta page. Once again we apologise for failing to run the regatta to it's usual high standard.

Mike Spencer-Jones
Hon Secretary

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After a very wet and cold winter, when very little post Olympic repair work could be carried out at Dorney Lake, we are pleased to hear that work on laying turf and seeding the distressed areas is about to start. We will be receiving regular updates on progress, which will, of course, depend greatly on the weather.

Racing Information

Due to the extensive remedial groundwork required following the Olympic Regatta, and the unhelpful winter weather, none of the scheduled rowing events at Dorney Lake can predict their exact operation plans, until we have seen just how well the various grassed areas have become established. There is no problem with the water, but there are possible problems housing a large number of competitors, boats and trailers and managing a safe embarkation and disembarkation system. This information will be updated as we get closer to the date of the Regatta.

By John Simm
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At a recent meeting of the Marlow Regatta committee it was regretfully decided that the 2013 Thames Valley Trial Head, scheduled in the calendar for 3rd February, would be postponed. This decision was reached following site inspections at Dorney Lake, and meetings with Dorney Lake staff, where reconstruction works following the 2012 Olympics are underway. The reconstruction work is expected to continue well into 2013 and currently none of the normally grass areas in the vicinity of the boat house, or in the final 500m+ of the course, are (or will be) available.

The decision was not taken lightly and various options were looked into, but it was felt that we could not safely run the event, specifically the parking of competitors cars, trailers & boats, with the expected areas of the Dorney Lake site that would be available.

The Regatta Committee hope to reschedule the 2013 Thames Valley Trial Head to a date in November and are currently investigating options with Dorney Lake and the British Rowing events coordinator to see if this is possible. An update on this will be published later in the year.

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The University of Worcester Rowing Club have discovered that they have mislaid a set of four Concept 2 Sweep blades. They had green blade handles and the spoons are plain white. If you have accidentally taken four blades home by mistake please let the Hon Secretary know so they can be returned to their owners. Thanks

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Poplar and Blackwall Rowing Club are missing a set if sculling blades following yesterday's regatta. They are concept 2, and they have Alfie SSS written on the handles. Please can you check your club trailer to see if they have accidentaly been taken back to your club. If you find them please let the Hon Secretary know. Thanks

Now found - thanks for looking

By John Simm
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IMPORTANT: Just a reminder to all Marlow Regatta competitors that ALL trailers need to be removed from the Dorney Lake site by Sunday evening before the Olympic lock down comes into force. Once the site is under LOCOG control, removing any trailers left behind will be near impossible.

By John Simm
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The Race Committee will be monitoring the weather conditions constantly and should it be necessary will change some events to a time trial. 

We hope that competitors will understand.

By John Simm
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Current status is that the regatta is ON.

Today's site inspection has been completed and the Regatta Committee and DLS are satisfied all is OK for the regatta to proceed.

By John Simm
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All Saturday and Sunday car park passes have now been sent out to your BROE contacts (submtting admin or emergency contact if no submittng admin). Please contact the Hon Secretary (secretary@themarlowregatta.com) if you have still not recieved your passes.

A batch of Saturday passes were sent out with some data missing from them. These will be accepted as is on the day.

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