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Exeter Rowing Regatta 10th July

PUBLISHED: 14:16 28 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013

Exeter Rowing Regatta 10th July

Exeter Rowing Regatta 10th July

Over 500 rowers from across the south west were in Exeter's historic quayside on 10 July to take part in Exeter Rowing Regatta.

Over 500 rowers from across the south west were in Exeter's historic quayside on 10 July to take part in Exeter Rowing Regatta. The Regatta is one of the oldest sporting events in the City and one of the oldest and biggest rowing regattas in the south west.


Records show that there has been racing on the River Exe since before 1864, although there have been breaks for the two world wars. For many years the Regatta was a three day event including swimming and canoeing.


Competitors were all ages from 14 to 70, and races included eights, fours, pairs, quads, doubles and sculls.


Thousands of people formed along the quay side, spilling out of the bars and cafes to catch a glimpse of the races as they sped past. The day created a fantastic atmosphere on the quay. As a 'sprint' spectators can see the whole course and races last only a couple of minutes. The regatta this year had over 130 races.



The 2010 City of Exeter Regatta was part of the Exeter Festival - a 16 day long city wide festival of culture and sport running from 25 June to 10 July.



Competing clubs in 2010


Bideford Amateur Athletic Club and Bideford Amateur Rowing Club


Castledore Rowing Club


Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club


Dartmouth Amateur Rowing Club


Exeter Rowing Club


Greenbank Falmouth Rowing Club


Minerva Bath


Paignton Amateur Rowing Club


Plymouth Amateur Rowing Club


Teign Scullers


Torquay Rowing Club

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