For the first time in the history of the Gravesend Regatta, 2006 saw sponsorship of our boats. In return for sponsorship, the Society advertises the company name on the side of each skiff and our motor boat. Your company may also show in the photos on our posters. Every time the Regattas are reported in the local papers, the accompanying photographs serve as a further advertisement.

Sponsorship monies go towards the maintenance of all the Societies boats plus the cost of the Regattas, races and trophies. You can see who our current sponsors are in OUR SPONSORS above.

The Society 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.

If you think you would like to help by either sponsoring a boat or, perhaps, sponsoring a race, please contact Chairman or trustees of the Society

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 Society has received a number of grants from Kent County Council through their Neighbourhood Forum Grants System and from our local KCC Councillors.



Three Daws

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.

Details to be found on their website https://www.threedaws.co.uk/

Ebbsfleet Screen Printers


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 companies such as ASDA. They specialise in a range of materials such as Di-Bond, Aluminium, Foamex, Correx, Perspex and Magnetics. They can use these materials to support your requirements from Internal to External signage and with their experience even suggest ideas and concepts that you may not have thought of.


TJ's Pub

TJ's is a traditional public house located in Gravesend with a lovely garden and catered function room - offering a wide selection of drinks and food, whilst also regularly hosting events and providing catering for our customers.

We often hold regatta meetings at their venue which is popular with Pilots and rowers alike.

For more information please do check out their website



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The Jolly Drayman

Jolly Draymanmain

The Jolly Drayman is located in Gravesend near the Gurdwara.

They have live bands, traditional kent games nights and an outside area to enjoy in the summer.

We often hold regatta meetings at their venue which is popular with locals and rowers alike.

For more information please do check out their website



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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.