Exeter Rowing Regatta 10th July
PUBLISHED: 14:16 28 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013
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
Paignton Amateur Rowing Club
Plymouth Amateur Rowing Club
Torquay Rowing Club