• Formed 1846

    Gravesend Regatta Society

The Gravesend Regatta Society charity number 1181692 is the new incarnation of the Gravesend Town Regatta which was first registered in 1846 and this year celebrations 175 years of traditional skiff rowing in the Borough. 

The next Regatta will take place at the Gordon Promenade Leisure Area when circumstances allow.

The Gravesend Regatta Society was formed as a charity 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 Gravesend Regatta Society's  former incarnation, with several new posts being created and a new chairman elected at the A.G.M. after 46 years. We are keen to find  enthusiastic people to join us, bringing along exciting new ideas, people who will help us to continue providing the residents of Gravesham, and its surrounding areas, a sport, leisure activity and way to keep fit with such a fine history.

Once we are allowed do come along to the practice events, normally April to October every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm by the Rowing club. Check our twitter account to get the latest news @gravesendregat

Join the Gravesend Society here:- Membership Form

We have a safety form here https://goo.gl/forms/OEYa7k9K4hSdQXZu1 for anyone wishing to use any Gravesend Regatta Society equipment on the Thames.

Practice times

From April to October practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm. 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 4pm if the weather is too bad. Sign up to the twitter account to get the latest. https://twitter.com/gravesendregat @gravesendrega
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Who We Are

Meet the Committee members and Council representatives behind the Gravesend Regatta


The origin of the Gravesend Regatta is lost in the mists of time, but there is little doubt that they were held as far back as Tudor times.

New Crews

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…

Upcoming Events

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.

Tide Times

Want to know the tide times? Well we have a nifty little tracker to let you know.