MOLESEY REGATTA 2024 will take place on 20th and 21st July
MOLESEY HEAD RACES 2024 will take place on Saturday February 17th
MOLESEY REGATTA 2023
15th and 16th July 2023
FOUND: rather a complicated Banham key 462323 and a Colt flat steel whistle.
Friday 21 July
Further to our earlier announcement to those who had one race, it has been decided to make a 50% refund of entry fees to those crews who did not get a race. This will be applied through BROE in the usual way, before the end of the weekend.
We are very grateful for your patience in this matter, and look forward to seeing you next year.
COMPETITION CANCELLED BY WIND CONDITIONS
We are actively looking at what steps to take to reimburse crews whose racing was cancelled due to the strong wind conditions experienced on both the Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It will be appreciated that all the costs of the regatta had already been incurred by then.
As a first step, we have decided that medals will be awarded to all heat winners whose final was cancelled.
Further consideration is taking place regarding competitors who did not race at all. This will be announced as soon as we have decided.
RESULTS NOW POSTED
Thank you to all competitors and spectators alike for being part of the regatta and putting up with the weather so well.
TO ALL CLUBS AND CREWS COMPETING ON SATURDAY
There is currently a forecast for strong gusty winds, building during the morning but mainly during the afternoon.
We are of course monitoring the situation closely, but you are reminded to be careful to tie down boats and tents extra securely, and to warn your crews – especially less-experienced ones – to be aware of the conditions as they go to the start, marshal, and proceed down the course.
In particular, if attaching to the stakeboats becomes difficult, free starts may well be used at the Starter’s discretion. It is also possible that the short (Sunday) Short start might be used.
IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL RACING, THE MESSAGE WILL FIRST OF ALL BE GIVEN OUT VIA THE PA SYSTEM AND LOUDHAILERS IN THE TRAILER AREA.
Or call 07951 638516
The draws as of noon on Wednesday 12th July have now been posted. Here are the Junior and Senior links.
Please read the accompanying Note.
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UPDATES TO WEBSITE
ENTERTAINMENT PAGE UPDATED – WORTH READING!
MEDALS DESCRIPTION ADDED
Bar update: The bar will be selling Bear Island Ale, Amstell Lager, Orchard View Cider, Pimms, red and white Italian wine, along with seven real cask ales, gin and vodka cocktails – all in biodegradeable glasses, as approved by King Charles III.
Junior Draw upload corrected.
Two days of racing on a lovely stretch of the river with entertainment on the bank
Location details are at the bottom of this page.
Here are some special features about the Regatta
Why not enter our oldest invitation event – the Garrick Doubles? This was originally designed for a senior oarsman and a novice oarsman. Times and classifications have changed a lot in 118 years, but the principle is the same – an experienced rower and an inexperienced rower racing together. The silver cup is enormous and beautiful – well worth a picture. The event is mixed and defined in modern terms under Competitors.
A new cup was added to the collection in 2018. It is an 1874 Molesey Regatta oak-bound quart tankard. It was presented to the regatta by Phil Bourgignon, MBC Head Coach. It is in honour of Dick (Douglas) Child who was on the committee from 1986 to 2017 and President from 2001 to 2004. Each year it will be allocated to an event, and have the winning club engraved on its base. Well worth competing for!
Whether it’s your first regatta or you are a returning champion, we aim to make our regatta a friendly place where the competition stays on the water and friends and families can enjoy a weekend by the river.
The Mayor of Elmbridge, is coming in the afternoon.
The poster below is courtesy of the London Transport Museum and dates to the 1920s.
How to get here
All COMPETITORS, BOAT TRAILERS & OFFICIALS’ VEHICLES: please arrive via SADLERS RIDE KT8 1SU
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE INVITED TO PAY A £5 DONATION (Includes a programme), UNLESS
YOU ARE A COMPETITOR, A SPONSOR, A FRIEND, AN OFFICIAL OR A VOLUNTEER. THIS APPLIES TO
BOTH CAR PARKS.