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Ross Regatta & Dragon Boat Race

Ross Rowing CLub
Rope Walk Ross-on-Wye HR9 7BU

Venue: Ross Rowing Club with car entry is via Holme Road Car Park.

Ross Regatta and Dragon Boat Racing brings boat crews and spectators from all over the country.

On Saturday 24th, the Dragon Boat Racing will take centre stage at Ross Rowing club for yet another year. The event sees local teams paddle against one another for a day of family fun, to the sound of beating drums. We welcome companies, clubs and groups of friends to sign up. The race is open to all abilities, with prizes for best fancy dress and fastest Crew overall. Winners will receive a prize from our sponsors Weston Cider.

Sunday 25th August will see the start of the Masters and Junior Regatta.

Monday 26th August. All age Regatta Day.

In between races spectators can keep themselves entertained with trade stands and sponsors.  On Sunday there will be an all-day BBQ and bar. Spectators are welcome and there is Free entry to the grounds, car parking is just £5 for the weekend.


Racing at traditional river regattas is a great way of testing your crews while also savouring the summer festival spirit.  The halcyon days of the Gloucester-Bristol-Ross regatta triple on August bank holiday may have passed but, along with Gloucester, we have filled the gap left when the Bristol event dropped from the calendar. Each year, over the August Bank Holiday, the Ross Regatta brings boat crews and spectators from all over the country.  Last year’s Ross Regatta attracted almost 1,000 competitors aged from 11 to 77 competing in 140 events.

“It’s almost a last hurrah before the start of the dreaded head season.”

Ollie Surgess, Commercial Director, said: “Everything is ready for another bumper day. Not many people now this is the second largest event in the rowing world just on your doorstep. One down from Henley Royal Regatta.

This event has been running for many years, come along and have some family fun and support your local clubs. This year we will have evening entertainment.”


If you would like to support or sponsor this event contact Ollie: