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Marlow Regatta 1919Marlow Regatta is one of the multi-lane regattas in the British Rowing calendar, attracting a large entry from schools, clubs and universities from around the UK along with overseas crews who are preparing for Henley Royal Regatta.

It is an independent regatta that is organised by a committee of volunteers on behalf of the regatta Subscribers.

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The 165th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 20th June 2020 at Dorney Lake, Eton.


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The full list of competing crews has now been published on the Regatta page.

By John Simm
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We are pleased to announce the election of Ivor Lloyd as the new chairman of Marlow Regatta's management committee.

Following Peter Blaseby's retirement in 2015 the directors of Marlow Regatta Ltd had appointed Ivor to act as interim chairman. This position was ratified at the 2016 AGM where he became a fully elected member of the regatta committee and was elected as chairman. Ivor brings a wealth of experience from the rowing world to the role having been the site manager at Dorney Lake and also chairman at Leander Club.

Retiring chairman Peter Blaseby was presented with an engraved gift and quart tankard in thanks for all his time serving the regatta. His wife Anne was presented with a bouquet of flowers.

By John Simm
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Unfortunately, due to the forecast of strong wind and direction, the 2016 was cancelled 3 days before the event. A full refund of all entry fees has been made to all entrants. The 2017 Thames Valley Trial Head is scheduled for Sunday 5th February 2017

By John Simm
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It is with regret that it has been decided to cancel this year's Trial Head.

We reviewed three current weather forecasts, and all are predicting average wind speeds of 25 to 30mph, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph; conditions not dissimilar from those in place today.

Thinking of our duty of care towards both competitors and officials, we have concerns regarding:-

  1. Wind blowing weaker crews into banks and corners of the Lake, from where, experience indicates, it is very difficult for some to extricate themselves.
  2. Loading, unloading boats to and from trailers, and carrying boats on land in such strong winds is hazardous, and boats may even be blown over when tied onto trestles.
  3. Well loaded trailers, travelling from far or near, are very prone to cross winds. We don’t wish to be the cause of a serious accident.
  4. Officials will be on continuous duty, and whilst we had arranged for mobile refreshments, this would be asking a lot.

We hope that everyone will understand our reasoning, and are very sorry to have to cancel, but the forecast, which is usually very reliable for the next four days, at least makes it possible for us to give you early notice, so that you may adjust your plans.

By John Simm
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Due to unprecedented demand we have had to close entries for the TVTH after just 48 hours. All 3 divisions are now full and, unless we receive any major withdrawals, are likely to stay that way.

Please keep fingers crossed for decent weather on the 31st January.

By John Simm
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