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.

Sponsorship monies go towards the upkeep of all the Committee boats plus the cost of the Regatta, races and trophies. The committee is extremely grateful to all 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.

We are always looking for new ideas and ways in which companies can become involved with us at Regattas and races, both on the river and shoreside. There are also other ways in which help is needed; as during the winter months, in addition to planning the next year’s Regatta, we are busy with maintaining the boats, boatyard and workshop. So if you have any ideas or opportunities, which you or your Company would like to discuss, please contact our Chairman, Ian Stevenson on 01474 535022.

We are pleased to be associated with the Companies below, who are our currently sponsoring Gravesend Regattas – thank you.

gbc The Council does not charge a hire fee for the use of the Promenade and safety barriers on the Regatta weekends. The rent and rates for our boathouse behind the Promenade Cafe are grant aided

KCCThe Regatta Committee have received a number of grants from Kent County Council through their Neighbourhood Forum Grants System and from our local KCC Councillors.

Three Daws

A 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.


Ebbsfleet Printing Solutions are based in Gravesend Kent. The company was formed in 1999 and has built a reputation for service and quality which has seen Ebbsfleet Printers supply major Local Government Authorities as well as high profile company’s such as ASDA. We specialise in a range of materials such as Di – Bond, Aluminium, Foamex, Correx, Perspex and Magnetics. We can use these materials to support your requirements from Internal to External signage and with our experience even suggest ideas and concepts that you may not have thought of.

Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

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 has been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Trust in the past.