Summer Regatta

Saturday 26th and Sunday 28th August 2017

Held on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal by Gloucester Rowing Club under British Rowing Rules and British Rowing Rules of Racing.
The closing deadline for entries is 10pm on Wednesday 16th August 2017.

Gloucester Regatta Poster

West of England Challenge Vase

The West of England Challenge Vase is regarded as the premier trophy for Open Coxed Fours in provincial rowing. It is being contested for the 125th time at Gloucester on Sunday 27th August 2017. Entries for this should be submitted via BROE as Elite 4+
Two divisions, raced over 600m from a free start. No doubling up within divisions

Masters & Juniors Regatta Saturday 26th August

The entry fee is £10 per seat for the Masters & Juniors Regatta. No doubling up within divisions. Masters events may be amalgamated. Handicaps will used for amalgamated events. Boat sharing across two events is permitted but unfortunately the race times cannot be allocated to accommodate this.
UPDATE: Masters categories have been published.

Senior Regatta Sunday 27th August

The entry fee is £10 per seat for the Senior Regatta. Doubling up is permitted, but strictly no tripling up. Crews entered without opposition may be moved to a higher category. Please state with entry if crew is not willing to row up.

Primary events: Sunday 27th August

The entry fee is £5 per event per seat for the Explore Primary Regatta. This event is restricted to novice rowers only but is open to both BR gold & silver members.
Either fine boats or stable boats are permitted.
Committee boats (stable boats) can be provided for 4x+ & 2x if required. If three entries are received in an event then this will be run as a round robin. Four or more entries will be run in a regatta format with a plate competition (ie competition for 1st
round losers).

All Events

The closing deadline for entries is 10pm on Wednesday 16th August but entries will be suspended earlier if the regattas are full. The draw will be held on Thursday 17th August at midday at GRC.
All entries must be made via BROE.

Enquiries can be made to Karen Goodwin

*** Campers welcome Friday & Saturday nights. Please email***


Relevant safety documents are attached to the bottom of this article as well as in the event safety folder.

Clean sport

Gloucester Rowing Club Regatta (GRC Regatta) is committed to clean sport.
All athletes, athlete support personnel and clubs are bound and must abide by the World Anti-Doping Agency Code.
Athletes competing at GRC Regatta could be tested at any time, and by entering this competition it will be deemed that consent to be tested has been given.
To understand more about anti-doping, the rules and your responsibilities, please go to or email

For essential anti-doping information download the Clean Sport app from iTunes or Google Play.
Check your medications using Global DRO Remember to check all medications on [] Global DRO, where you can search by ingredients or brand name.

Assess the risk of supplements on Informed Sport You can find information on supplements and ways of reducing the risks on Informed Sport and British Rowing's Supplement Policy here.

Facial hair

Crews containing any member sporting a hipster style beard will incur a penalty, the value of which will be calculated by the length of the beard divided by the age of the rower. Normal beards are fine. The decision on whether a beard is hip or not will be taken by whoever is running the BBQ at the time.