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It is with great pleasure that we are able to notify the villages that the Hemingfords' Regatta will be back on the social calendar on Saturday July 8th 2023.


For newcomers to the village, the Regatta provides an amazing opportunity to make the most of living in a village on the banks of the Great Ouse, meeting other residents, rowing and punting, enjoying a picnic on the riverbank and a full day of activity followed by an evening event with live music, a BBQ and bar to enjoy as you watch the sun go down over the river

Become a Regatta Patron

Become a Patron of the Regatta (minimum £10 donation) 


We are always grateful to our Patrons for their support and donations over the years. The money raised enables us to maintain our boats and oars and cover our Regatta day expenses.

If you are considering becoming a Patron you will receive:

  • A complimentary programme

  • Access to the Patron' enclosure close to the finish line

  • Complimentary tea/coffee

  • A Patron's badge


Please click on the link below to complete the form and submit your online payment


Hemingfords' Regatta

Saturday 8th July 2023

Shared by Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots, the Hemingfords’ Regatta is the oldest village rowing regatta in the country.

The Regatta is held on the River Great Ouse and comprises a day of racing in double and single coxed pleasure rowing boats, canoes and punts. The entry is largely restricted to residents of both villages, and there are races for children (including those attending Hemingford Grey Primary School), adults and veterans.


For five weeks prior to the Regatta, the rowing boats which are owned by the Regatta are available each evening for practice and training. Children are given the opportunity to learn how to row and cox.

Practice Evenings

From Monday 12th June 2023

Practice takes place on weekdays in the four weeks preceding Regatta Day. Anyone who qualifies to race or cox can have a go for free, with experienced rowers on hand to offer encouragement and advice.

Practice evenings operate on a first-come, first-served basis and are held on the river beside the path at the end of Hemingford Grey High Street.


Consent forms must be signed by parents/ guardians of U18s before they will be allowed on the river.



Monday 12th to Friday 16th June

6:30 - 9pm: All novice rowers and coxes only

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd & Monday 26th to Friday 30th June

6:30 - 7:45pm: Children and under 14s only

7:45 - 9pm: Adults and over 14 year olds have priority

Monday 3rd to Thurs 6th July

6:30 - 7:45pm: Children and under 14s only - race entrants only

7:45 - 9pm: Adults and over 14 year olds have priority - race entrants only

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