Summer Regatta

Gloucester Rowing Club's Summer Regatta will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend 26th - 27th August 2023. 

The poster is now attached below - the image is just a snapshot, the PDF document is attached at the bottom of the page.

Important Note : the race length has been reduced to 500m for safety reasons.  The start will remain in approximately the usual location, the finish will now be by the back gate to the club, where the towpath widens out towards the North of the club.

New Information : the Masters Handicaps page has been updated with new values based on the reduced 500m course. 

The draw has been published, and you can keep up with any live changes (for example scratched opponents) by looking on Easy Regatta 

Organisation of Racing

In the same way as the last two years, the racing will be organised into divisions and events will, as far as possible, be raced in blocks within a division. This means that all crews competing in an event will all boat at the same time and will be marshalled at the start area in to consecutive races. Winning crews will proceed back to the start for the next race of the event and the remainder will make their way to Boats Off. The aim will be for an event to be raced to completion once started, saving some overhead in crews not having to pass back through registration between races. Extra recovery time for semi-finals and finals will, of course, be achieved by interspersing races from other events

Racing Divisions

The racing format will be by division and there will be strictly no doubling up within a division, nor will it be possible to share equipment between crews within the same division. By having 3 rather than 2 divisions, competitors will be able to enter a wider range of events. Please note that individual events will not run across divisions.

Entry Limitations

We will limit entries in each division to balance the number of races, as well as the overall number of races each day.

Boat Checking

The responsibility for racing with safe equipment and properly clothed crews remains with the competing clubs. The Umpire team will make visual inspections rather than 'hands on' checking.


Please ensure that all boats and blades are cleaned at your club before loading onto your trailer. It is a requirement of the Canals and Rivers Trust that every effort is made to prevent the transfer of harmful or alien species from other areas into our local water, and we recommend that similar precautions are taken when returning, to minimise the risk of transferring anything from our water to yours.


While we are no longer required to apply strict limitations, please do not attend the event if you become aware that you are testing positive for covid.  Full crew refunds will be given in such circumstances.

Adaptive entries

We are pleased to be able to accept adaptive entries in the Sunday Regatta.  These events are all "Open" on BROE to simplify the entry process.  Exact adaptive events will be worked out based on entries received, in consultation with advisors from entering clubs.  

Other information

Most other components of the event will be familiar to those who have been here before :-