The Gravesend Town Regatta was first registered in 1846 and this year celebrations 173 years of traditional skiff rowing in the Borough. The Regatta will take place at the Gordon Promenade Leisure Area over the weekend of 22nd - 23rd June 2019.
A registered charity, The Gravesend Regatta Society was formed at the beginning of 2019
The organising Committee is made up of elected members of the public, who all give their time voluntarily, plus 3 additional members appointed by Gravesham Borough Council.
Shane Cleaver is the current chairman.
Currently, there are 11 members on the Committee, including the Council reps.
2018 saw a reorganisation of the Committee, with several new posts being created and a new chairman elected at the A.G.M. after 46 years. So, more than ever, we are keen to find other enthusiastic people to join us, bringing along exciting new ideas, who will help us to continue providing the residents of Gravesham, and its surrounding areas, a sport with such a fine history.
We are always keen to find new members to join us. Come along to the practice events April to October every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm by the Rowing club
From April to October practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm. Assemble to the left of the Prom, meeting outside the Rowing Club.
If the weather is bad, check the twitter feed and it will be called off by 5pm if the weather is too bad.
Sign up to the twitter account to get the latest. @gravesendregat
Time will be posted nearer date. Muster point to be outside Gravesend Rowing Club. More details to follow.
We always need new crews to ensure that one of the oldest Regattas in the country can survive.
We currently invite entries for crews from pubs, clubs and port workers amongst others. We also hold mixed and veteran races. Apart from the main Regatta, we also intend holding other races and events during the summer rowing season, which runs from April to September every year. We attract people from all walks of life, who just want to have a good time and can keep fit too! Details of where to meet, what times training sessions are and what to do next can be found here…
Throughout the year the Gravesend Regatta Committee organises its own Regattas and races for the local teams. In addition, it also encourages entries into other group's races. These currently include The Great River Race and the Round Canvey Race.
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.
If you've looked through our gallery you've likely seen previous sponsor's names of our skiffs. If you would be interested in sponsoring the Regatta in some way please read on…
Gravesend Fixed Seat Rowing Club
The reasons for setting up the Gravesend Fixed Seat Rowing Club is to make collecting training monies and racing fees easier for rowers and the Committee.
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