Saturday, 18 August 2012

City of Exeter Regatta 18 August 2012 Cancelled
We conducted inspections on the physical condition of the regatta course on Friday 17 August.  In addition we looked at information from Environment Agency and updated weather predictions for how the river was likely to behave on the 18 August.
The river continued to rise all day on the 17th with debris being brought down the course. Heavy rainfalls were predicted overnight and later on the morning of 18th August for the Exeter area and Exe valley.

The safety of all competitors and officials is paramount. The Regatta Committee felt they could not guarantee safety and had no option but to cancel the Regatta for the second time this year. Inspection of the course on 18 August has indeed confirmed that this was the right decision.
City of Exeter Regatta Committee would like to thank all clubs for their support and hope to see you all next year.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Exeter Regatta 18 August Cancelled

We regret due to a further period of wet weather and uncertainty over river levels, the 2012 Exeter Regatta which was due to take place on 18 August has now cancelled.  Thanks to all our supporters and sponsors for their support.  We hope to see you again next year.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Exeter Regatta postponed due to high river levels - new date Sat 18th August

Torrential rain overnight has raised river Exe almost half a metre. Clubs are being informed. The new date of 18th August will be confirmed shortly.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Watch top SW rowers in action at Exeter Quay 7 July

Watch the South West top rowers in action at Exeter Quay on 7 July
Rowers from across the south west will be competing at on Saturday 7 July at Exeter Regatta. 

Paul Wilson Exeter Regatta Chairman said

This year’s event has attracted even more rowers, with clubs from across the south west taking part. Spectators will be able to see 128 races across 54 different sprint events at Exeter Quay.

Rowers from 12 to over 70 are taking part and they are all very competitive. We are expecting some close exciting racing, with the most hotly contested events due to be the fours and sculls. Other events include eights, coxed pairs and double sculls.

With the Olympics just weeks away this is an opportunity to watch and cheer on live championship sports on your doorstep. Rowing final races take place throughout the day. Rowers from the south west have gone on to compete in the national squad.

Mike Wills, Managing Director of Pathfinder Homes said

'The Regatta at Exeter Quay is a great day out for the family. Parents and youngsters can be inspired by the action and families can also relax in the cafes and bars.

Pathfinder is the main sponsor of this fantastic event, and we will also be in attendance at the Regatta with one of our beautiful Holicombe holiday lodges on show. So if you are in the area, make sure to come down for a day full of excitement.