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MOLESEY REGATTA 2019 
THE PLACE TO HAVE BEEN!

23rd July 2019

Here are the results 

A big thank you to everyone – competitors, organisers, sponsors and volunteers for such a good two days of racing and bankside fun.

If anyone would like to make comments and suggestion please E to moleseyregatta@aol.com. They would be very welcome, critical or complimentary.

Next year Molesey Regatta is on July 18th and 19th.

Molesey Head Races – Masters and Juniors will be on Saturday February 15th – www.moleseyheadraces.org.uk.

Again thank you all and hope you enjoyed Molesey Regatta.

 

Ted Bates – Regatta Secretary
Fe Wood – Assistant Secretary

On behalf of the Committee of Molesey Amateur Regatta

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For more details: Press Release and Press Release 2

Location details at the bottom of this page.

Here are some special features about the Regatta

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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 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!


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 wide choice of food.

 

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FREE ENTRY FOR SPECTATORS

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 your disposing 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.

The Mayor of Elmbridge, Mary Sheldon, is coming in the afternoon and will attend ‘The Mayor’s Tea Party’

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. There is no charge for competitors.

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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

 
Spectators please arrive via FERRY ROAD KT8 1SJ

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