|For the first time in the history of the Gravesend Regatta Committee, 2006 saw sponsorship of our skiffs. In return for sponsorship, the committee advertises the company name on the side of each skiff and our motor boat. The company logo is also included on our posters and headed paper. Every time the regattas are reported in the local papers, the accompanying photographs serve as a further advertisement.|
|2008 onwards saw Gravesend Regatta Committee having to run and fund one of it’s two Regattas itself. To enable us to do this we had to seek other forms of funding and help. In 2012, and with the current financial situation no better, the committee is funding it’s larger event, The 168th Gravesend Town Regatta. Again, we are looking for outside help and anyone who wishes to make a donation towards keeping the regattas going and the upkeep of the boats, should contact Ian on 01474 535022.|
|The committee is pleased to announce that the following companies have agreed to sponsor the skiffs for the 2014 season.|
|PC Ville offer many services to the community.|
|For full details please visit their website by clicking on their PC Ville logo below.|
|An historic riverside inn dating back to the 1400’s steeped with tales of smugglers, Press Gangs, hauntings and much more, and yet today it remains a focus of activity. From Wedding Receptions, Disco’s, Parties, live bands through to Barbeques, Cocktail evenings, Quiz nights and the simple meeting of people gathering for a quiet meal or drink|
|The Royal Clarendon Hotel,|
|Clarendon Royal Hotel has a rich and varied history going back to the late 1600s, which is now celebrated throughout its 21st century refurbishment.
The Main Building was erected around 1665 as a residence for the governor when the Duke of York, later James II, was appointed to the post of the Lord High Admiral.
The War department let it to William Eagle, a member of Rochester, who in 1842 converted it to a Hotel and pulled the Blockhouse down.
The Premises at the front of the Hotel was known as the Clarendon Retreat from 1859 to 1890. It was later called The Botany Bay and The Lookout.
The Clarendon Shades was at the lower West Wing between 1895 and 1931.
The Prince of Wales stayed at the Hotel in 1863, while he waited for the arrival of Princess Alexandra at the Terrace Pier.
In more recent times it became a smugglers Bar, Fishermen’s Bar, Duck Bar and a Dandy Bar.
|Ebbsfleet Screen Printers,|
|We are very proud that our safety boat has been sponsored by the same company since 2006. Ebbsfleet Screen Printers, Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, supply the lettering on the sides of our boats and print the posters for our June Regatta. Ebbsfleet Screen Printers offers a variety of products for many different applications, including Health and Safety Signs, Rigid Signs, Banners, Window Lettering, Vehicle Graphics, Posters, Fine Art Reproductions, and much more. For full details please visit their website by clicking on their Ebbsfleet logo below.|
|Gravesham Trophy Centre|
|We are also very proud to be associated with another local business, namely, Gravesham Trophy Centre. We are using the Gravesham Trophy Centre exclusively for the supply of all our trophies, which are presented to the race winners at our Annual Presentation. The company was formed in 1991 and started as EME92. It was setup to produce cable samples for leading UK manufacturers. Under it’s new banner of Gravesham Trophy Centre, they have widened their services to incorporate the supply of good quality trophies and crystal from an extensive range. Full details can be found on their website by clicking their logo below.|
|Edmundson Electrical of Imperial Business Estate, West Mill, Gravesend have helped us by supplying our electrical goods. For more information, visit their website by clicking on the logo below.|
|In 1969 Sir James Herbert Hamilton Colyer-Fergusson created the Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust. Over forty years have passed since his generous and philanthropic act and during that time the Trustees have made grants in his honour to preserve beautiful Kent churches, promote musical and academic excellence and support the local communities of Kent.|
|The committee is extremely grateful to our sponsors and other companies who help us with funding or by just being associated with us. We wouldn’t be able to keep the tradition of skiff rowing alive in Gravesend without them.|
|More information can be found on their website – you can find this by clicking on the link above.|