Twickenham Regatta reaches its 75th event milestone
Twickenham Regatta celebrates its 75th regatta this year on Saturday 23rd May. To mark the occasion, Twickenham Rowing Club will be making this regatta the biggest and best yet.
2009 will also see the inauguration of the Ian Rogers Remenham Club Victor Ludorum Trophy, to mark both the 75th Regatta and the 100th anniversary of the Remenham Club at Henley. The trophy will be presented to the most successful Remenham Club competing at the regatta.
Following the success of the 2008 Lightweight Senior 3 sculls, this event will once again be offered. If you are interested in entering other lightweight events please contact the Regatta Secretary. Entries close at 10pm on Friday 15th May.
Twickenham Regatta is raced over 1,250m from a stakeboat start and provides an ideal opportunity for crews, both lightweight and heavyweight, to get some high intensity speed work, as well as excellent two-abreast racing preparation for the gladiatorial arena that is racing at Henley.
This year the Regatta welcomes two classic umpiring launches; Casamajor and Beaujolais. Casamajor has carried the Duke of Edinburgh and was used at the Commonwealth Games in the late 1950s. Beaujolais is used at every Tideway based race and takes the annual trip to the Henley Royal Regatta.
A free enclosure will be open to spectators and competitors at Buccleuch Gardens, Richmond riverside, providing live music including a jazz band, a bar and picnic area. The finishing line enclosure provides a prime spot to watch all the action, complete with race commentary.
Twickenham Regatta takes place on the second bank holiday in May on London’s most beautiful stretch of the Thames between Eel Pie Island and Richmond Bridge. Hosted and run by members of Twickenham Rowing Club, the Regatta will welcome some 500 competitors in more than 130 races.
Racing starts at 8.30am and will run until 6.30pm.
Report from Twickenham RC and more information can be found on www.twickenham-regatta.org