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Regatta 2024

Join us for the annual Hemingfords' Regatta on Saturday 13th July 2024. The regatta is a unique and unforgettable community event of exciting races and picnics on the riverbank and provides a wonderful opportunity for all ages to make the most of living in a village on the banks of the Great Ouse.

Entry forms must be received by NOON, SATURDAY 29th June

Please click on the online entry link below

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Rules of Entry

Competitors are limited to three events, of which only two can be doubles with first time competitors limited to two events. Child competitors must be in school year 4 or above and those aged 8 can only compete in the10 and under singles and U14 canoe. They are not able to compete in doubles events.

See the Rules of Entry for more details


The Races

We run over 160 races on Regatta Day from singles races, doubles, canoeing and punting and all the events are open to residents of the Hemingfords and children attending Hemingford Primary School or as stated.


See the Races 2024 page for more details.

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Practice Evenings

The practice evenings will be starting on Monday June 17th and continuing on weekday evenings until Thursday July 6th. Details are listed on the Practice Evenings page and will also be updated on our Facebook page.

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.


Children will need to be in school year 4 or above to take part and we hope we will see many new volunteers offering to help on practice nights.


Get Involved

The committee members work tirelessly to make sure it all happens, but we’re always in need of additional volunteers to observe safety from the riverbank on practice evenings, move boats into and out of storage or help with boat repairs, so if you have time available and can help please use the Contact Us page and leave your name and mobile number. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

We cannot safely operate practice evenings without your support, so if your child is taking part, you are expected to volunteer for bank duty. See page 2 for more details of how you can help


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