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135th Sudbury International Regatta, 1st August 2015

Author: Sudbury Rowing Club Published: 30th July 2015 10:31

  Sudbury Rowers

135th Sudbury International Regatta, 1st August 2015

The Sudbury Regatta takes place on the Saturday of the first weekend of August each year. The 2015 regatta is will take place on 1 August and we’re already planning the usual glorious weather.

The 650m Rowing course is raced upstream from a stake boat start along a course characterised by some challenging bends. One of the highlights of the regatta is the sprint eights event, racing for hip-flasks along the last and straighter 350m.

We provide state of the art spectator facilities, particularly in the stadium section of the course with wonderful home-baked cakes, burgers, a hog roast, ice cream and locally brewed beer.

This year we are also offering a Parent and Child double scull event – any young person, J16 or less, who can persuade their father or mother to compete at this HIGHEST level should enter – we will draw the event on the day subject to the number and variety of entries we have.


Praise for the 133rd Sudbury Regatta

“Once again the best regatta of the year.” Sally Lawrence, Lea RC

“Thank you for yet another superb regatta. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, once again!” Lois Birrell, Maidstone Invicta RC

“Thank you for such a marvellous regatta yesterday. We will certainly be coming to next year’s regatta with an even larger entry.” Peter Gwizdala, Bewl Bridge RC

“What a fantastic Regatta!” Keith Paxman, Captain, Sudbury RC

“another great regatta” Mark Stratton, Oundle Town RC

“thank you for yet another great regatta”

“Thanks for another great regatta at Sudbury. The course is a joy whether you’re racing or spectating and the umpires, marshalls and race control are all really helpful. The excellent barbeque, cake stalls and beer tent will keep you fuelled to the finish and the commentary is very entertaining.” Alex Wood, Gravesend RC

“A thoroughly enjoyable day as usual. Very much looking forward to next year.”

“We really enjoyed it and will be back!” Alison Fisher, Erith RC

“It was a super day and I can imagine that pretty well every single competitor will have gone home happy if tired!”

Praise for the 132nd Sudbury Regatta

“May I thank you and your team for a fabulous day. Those of us from Oundle who came thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to be annual supporters!”

“Thank you very much for yet another fantastic regatta.  It was, as ever, brilliantly organised and great for both competitors and spectators (and in particular our juniors for whom it was their first proper race experience). We look forward to coming back again next year.” City of Cambridge Rowing Club

“Thank you and your team for a great day. All of us from Norwich [NRC, Yare BC, and Broadland BC] enjoyed it and want to come again.”

“As usual Maidstone Invicta had a great day. We brought along a lot of young novice juniors for a taste of racing, Many thanks for the usual friendly well run regatta.” Maidstone Rowing Club

“I would really like to say a massive thank you for yesterday’s amazing regatta! It was run so well and we all loved the whole day. Thank you also for allowing us to camp! You have such a beautiful little town and club.”  Lea Rowing Club

“We had a wonderful day at Sudbury. Next time we will have to practice to go fast and steering… Thank you for making us very welcome.”  Ghent Rowing Club, Belgium

“Cakes were great”

“The TV screen was fantastic”

“Really enjoyed the commentary “

“A great regatta”

“Will come again next year and bring others.”

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