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Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 July 2018
A weekend by the river | Fun for the whole family
Thank you everyone – we now have 450 accepted entries and the regatta is running 433 races over the two days – rather different from the 20 races that were managed with difficulty in the 1890’s.
Everything is being done to make sure it all works properly.

However – one unfortunate event – there will now be no fireworks on Saturday night due to the tinder dry state of Molesey Hurst. Setting Molesey aflame would not be in anyone’s short or long term interests -let alone the Regatta’s. However it means that we have Eva Saint and the Motown Girls for a little longer.

Race times
Saturday 08.45 to 18.06                        Sunday 08.45 to 18.43
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from Regatta Secretary, Ted Bates 

In the press: Molesey Regatta in Rowing and Regatta

Exciting competition between 300+ crews

21st July 2018                            Seniors, Masters and Explore

22nd July 2018                          Juniors

Racing between 8.45am and 6.30pm with a lunch hour and same-day prize givings

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For more details: Press Release and Press Release 2

Location details at the bottom of this page.

A message from Regatta Secretary, Ted Bates

A ‘regulation‘ section has now been added to the website. This includes safety information, risk analysis, an updated river map and the event management plan.

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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 has been added to the collection. 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!

Quite a lot of land entertainment is planned for this year. This will be listed on the website in a few days time. It will include a beer festival, music in the day, a small fairground, and music at night including a hog roast.

Ted Bates

Regatta Secretary

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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.

There will be live music and refreshments throughout the day. Book a table for the Saturday Luncheon. Children’s entertainment includes a Fire Engine display and fairground rides. There will also be a selection of lovely craft stalls. Freshly homemade cakes and sandwiches as well as a BBQ and Pimms at the bar will be on offer. We have both indoor and outdoor seating areas. You are also welcome to bring a picnic- we would appreciate it if you would dispose of your rubbish responsibly, especially plastic waste.

We will be hosting a beer festival on both days.  The river is something that we all enjoy and should respect so we are taking steps towards protecting the environment- please remember to recycle your beer cups.

Saturday night’s entertainment will include Motown Girls and a firework display.

There will be appearances from the Mayor of Elmbridge as well as the RNLI.


We also have a car park available to competitors and spectators, with disabled-access. All-day parking is £4 for spectators and this  includes a racing programme.

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The poster below is courtesy of the London Transport Museum and dates to the 1920s. This year its date is correct again.

How to get here

All Competitors, Boat Trailers & Official’s Vehicles please arrive via SADLERS RIDE KT8 1SU

Spectators please arrive via FERRY ROAD KT8 1SJ

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