Saturday, 20 August 2022

Villages gear up for annual boatfest

THIS year’s Goring and Streatley Regatta will take place tomorrow (Saturday).

THIS year’s Goring and Streatley Regatta will take place tomorrow (Saturday).

The event, which is organised by Goring Gap Boat Club, will see more than 40 beginner crews compete.

It will take place over a short sprint course at Streatley Farm, just above Cleeve Lock, on the Streatley side of the Thames.

Races will include coxed fours, single sculls, dinghies, canoes and paddling punts.

There will be races for men, women and mixed crews as well as events for juniors and children.

The regatta is open to novice crews and offers training as part of their entry fee. These sessions started in May.

For more experienced rowers there are several invitation challenges in coxed eights.

There will also be family attractions on the bank.

These will include a fun fair for the children, live music, beer and craft tents, stalls, classic cars and a performance arena.

Rower and Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase will be handing out prizes to the winners at 5.30pm.

Entry is from 9.30am. There will be a shuttle bus from Goring to the site and a ferry service from Goring Lock.

For more information about the regatta visit the website

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