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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By John Simm
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After hosting the Olympic rowing and canoeing regatta 12 months ago, this weekend Dorney Lake plays host to Marlow Regatta. The regatta committee are delighted that in spite of the horrendous weather conditions athletes and spectators experienced at last year’s regatta, there has been a good entry across all events. The regatta this weekend will welcome over 150 eights – which must be approaching the record for the Regatta.

On Saturday 15 June crews will race over 2000 metres and spectators will see local crews and clubs including, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, Eton College, Claires Court, Shiplake College, RGS High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Henley, Upper Thames, Staines and Leander battle it out over the 2000 metre course. The regatta will welcome foreign crews ASR Nereus (Holland), Brentwood College (USA), Tigre (Argentina), Union Nautique De Liege (Belgium) and a strong Irish contingent from Carlow, Dublin University, and Trinity College Dublin Rowing Club. Despite the date being moved to accommodate the World Cup Regatta (21 June- 23 June) Marlow Regatta has retained its prequalifying status for Henley Regatta, so the stage is set for some very exciting racing.

The Elite Eight event will see top crews from across the country battle it out to win the Grand Challenge Cup, including Thames RC, Abingdon School, Molesey BC, Oxford Brookes University, and Newcastle University.

On Sunday 16 June the course will be reduced to 1000m for the Masters events where competitors of more advanced years, many in the over 60’s class, of both sexes, will show that the competitive spirit never dies!

 The regatta committee have been keen to embrace the legacy of 2012, so for the first time, have added Adaptive rowing to the race schedule. This builds on the success of the Olympic Adaptive Rowing regatta last year and offers these competitors a fairly rare domestic opportunity to compete against each other, on a multi-lane course.

Following the remedial work necessary after the Olympics and in light of preparations ahead of the World Cup regatta, some of the areas that would normally play host to the regatta are out of bounds. There is however, still plenty of room for spectators to come and cheer on the local clubs and schools.

For more information see www.marlowregatta.com

By John Simm
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The volunteer briefing for the 2013 regatta will take place in the Dorney Lake finish tower on Wednesday 29th May. The main briefing will take place at 19:00 when the Managament Committee will give an overview of the 2013 regatta and answer any questions. The new Regatta Master software will also be demonstrated.

If you would like to volunteer to help this year but have yet to do so, please contact volunteer@themarlowregatta.com

By John Simm
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For 2013 the regatta committee are proud to support the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home charity  and to assist them with their fundraising.

Iain Rennie provide support to people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, to allow them to remain in their home environment for as long as possible. The charity is based in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire and provides 24/7 call-out specialist hospice care in patients' homes.

By John Simm
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Breaking news - Marlow Rowing Club has just learnt that Sport England has granted it £1M towards it's new boathouse funds. Full details will be available from Marlow Rowing Club's website.

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