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Saturday 19th August 2017

The Regatta is held on a stretch of the River Thames on the Berkshire Bank just downstream of Hurley Lock. The course is approximately 400 meters long, with a slightly shorter course for some races, particularly those involving children or potentially unstable craft!

Depending on the number of entries, races start between 9-10am and continue around every
5 minutes until 5.30pm with an hour’s break for lunch between 1pm – 2pm at which time the land based events program will start (start time can vary depending on timeliness of morning water events program).

Competitors entering the raft race (always the last event of the day due to the amount of flotsam that needs clearing up afterwards) spend their lunch break making their raft with a selection of bits and pieces provided by us. The assembled rafts are then kept under our watchful eye to guard against sabotage or the addition of a handy outboard!!
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During the afternoon there are several land based competitions - tug of war, dog races, egg throwing, children's water carrying, ball and bucket race

We also have a children’s entertainer and face painter, a fairground and a number of commercial and charity stalls. Following the ‘serious’ watery bits and the prize giving (about 6pm) we continue into the evening with Steve Carroll, the delightful Irish Folk Singer, and finally wind up the day at approximately 11.30pm.

Food and drink, this year provided by The Rising Sun of Hurley, is available throughout the day and evening but you are also welcome to bring your own, including BBQ’s.

Gazebo’s can be erected but prime spots are taken very early and gazebo sides are not permitted, as they may block the view for other spectators.

Disabled toilet facilities available at Hurley Lock

Well behaved dogs welcome.

Last year the land based activities gave those who didnt want to get wet, lots to do. This year there will be lots of the favourites and likely some new.

Pitches for commercial & charity stalls are available for reservation from Liz Barradell-Pither (see 'contacts')- note these MUST be booked in advance

PRICES

Adults £7; Children (2-15) £2.50
Competitors on Water - See entry page for individual race prices
Land based competitions/activities – mostly free/included in ticket price

Programme and car parking is included.
The above prices are for all/any part of the day/evening. If you are a competitor in a Water event, you will not need to buy an additional gate ticket. All other visitors to the event will need to buy a ticket on the gate.

All surplus funds go to local charities.

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