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Staines Amateur Regatta

Staines Amateur Regatta is a rowing and sculling regatta dating back to the 1851 taking place on the River Thames in Staines-upon-Thames, annually on the 4th weekend in July. It features competitors from all age groups and abilities.

The event is free for spectators, who enjoy watching the race at the temporary licensed bar. There is an enclosure at the finishing line with BBQ, fresh sandwiches, teas, cakes and ice creams at Silvery Sands, 150metres downstream from the end of Wheatsheaf Lane, Staines-upon-Thames.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 regatta was held on Saturday 24th July on the usual course. The format of the regatta has changed slightly to previous years so that we can minimise contact on the day – see the common “wave” format in the Events Offered section below.

The 2023 regatta will be held on Saturday 22nd July 2023. We are working on the format of it for this year – details will be published very soon!

2022 Key Information

DATE: Saturday 23rd July 2022

COURSE DISTANCE : 500m downstream; free start; Launch Umpired

3 waves; no doubling up of crews or boats within a wave. We will have a “winner stays on” format for racing to minimise landing stage contact.

Each club visiting will be asked to appoint a Covid contact prior to the regatta; this needs to be somone who is contactable on the day and then for 10 days afterwards.

If an event is missing from below that you wish to enter please contact on

This year’s Victor Ludorum Prize will be £500.
Don’t forget the 7in SALVER prize for the fastest open and fastest women’s scullers.
All other events will have the prize of sustainable medals.

Events Offered in 2022

Wave 1Wave 2Wave 3
Estimated start time9am1145am230pm
OpenJ12 4x+
J13 1xJ13 4x+J13 2x
J14 2xJ14 1xJ14 4x+
J15 4x+J15 2xJ15 1x
J16 1xJ16 2x
J18 2x
WomenWJ12 4x+
WJ13 4x+WJ13 1xWJ13 2x
WJ14 1xWJ14 4x+WJ14 2x
WJ15 2xWJ15 1xWJ15 4x+
WJ16 1xWJ16 2x
WJ18 2x
Explore Rowingnwwing4x+

How to Enter

Entries close 11pm Saturday 16th July 2022

Entries are by British Rowing On-line (BROE2) only.

For all enquiries please phone 07540 799270 or email

2022 Entry Fees:

  • Singles  – £15
  • Doubles – £30
  • Fours  –  £60

Staines Amateur Regatta is held under the British Rowing Rules of Racing
Entries by British Rowing On-line (BROE2) only.
Bows on start, bows on finish.
All competitors must have a current Britsh Rowing (WARA or SARA) racing licence.
Boats, Oars and Sculls and dead weight cannot be provided.
The Regatta Committee reserves the right to alter events/entries as necessary.
Entries secured by full payment only.
Draw will take place on Sunday 17th July 2022 at 6pm