Rowing boom greets regatta

Burton Regatta gets under way tomorrow with rowing in the town in its best ever state, according to president and chairman Bob McDonald, writes MATT DAVIES.

His view comes despite a downturn in overall entries, even though the club which wins the most races will receive a £500 cash prize and the historic Burton Cask trophy.

The decline in entries will be balanced by the anticipated rivalry between Burton Leander and Trent Rowing Club, both of whom have reeled off a string of victories at regattas across the Midlands this summer.

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