Reading Amateur Regatta

Reading Amateur Regatta


Last year I ran out from the Crew stewards tent and took a photo at the finish when I heard some close races... have no idea who these crews are but will post in the hope they recognise themselves and remember those moments of pain!!
Reading Amateur Regatta 2019 - June 15-16
New Masters Events 15th/16th June 2019
Can you resist this beautiful stretch of river?
Good luck WPI!

Reading Amateur Regatta 1842 - one of the UK's premier head-to-head regattas. Side-by-side racing on

The Reading Amateur Regatta brings exciting rowing to the Thames in Reading. The Regatta has a long history ( it was established in 1842) and is now recognised as a major Regatta leading up to Henley Royal Regatta. As such, results achieved by crews at the Reading Amateur Regatta contribute to Henley qualifying status. In addition, with the regatta being held in the weekend before Henley Women’s R


And most importantly the Bar is open!

Photos from Reading Amateur Regatta's post 20/07/2023

It's all happening down at Reading Promenade this afternoon!
Delighted to be supporting fund-raising for WaterAid today.


Good luck to everyone involved in Henley Royal Regatta Qualifying Races today.
May you all be blessed with tail winds!


And so the countdown begins! ⏲️

Who's getting ready for Henley Royal Regatta 2023? 🙋‍♀️


Good luck to EVERYONE competing at Henley Women's Regatta today and this coming weekend.
But especially to Reading's adopted sculler competing for Brisbane... 😜

Reading Amateur Regatta 12/06/2023

The Regatta Committee would like to thank everyone who played a part in the 2023 Reading Amateur Regatta.
The weekend racing programme was full with approximately 200 races on both Saturday and Sunday. While the weather on Saturday was excellent and the racing programme was completed in full, due to the dangerous weather conditions on Sunday afternoon, regrettably, the Regatta had to be stopped early to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
While no finals were run in the Sunday afternoon division, the results of all completed races are available on our website:

You can still download your copy of the Reading Amateur Regatta Souvenir Programme (in PDF).
We are looking forward to welcoming you again next year!

The Committee of Reading Amateur Regatta 2023

Reading Amateur Regatta The Regatta is always looking for volunteers to help organise our event, please contact the Regatta Secretary if you are interested!


Spot the rowing icon on the Umpire team this morning...


Well, that was prophetic...
First capsize of the day already.


It won't be this calm for long


The course is looking fantastic, competitors are already starting to arrive...


20 days to go!!!


It's nearly here... so close we can almost taste it!


There's still time to enter Reading Amateur Regatta but hurry! Entries close soon.


Bored with seeing the same old lake?
Come and race on a historic stretch of the Thames at Reading Amateur Regatta, 10-11 June.


Entries continue to arrive for Reading Amateur Regatta - have you got yours in? Trust us, you don't want to miss out!


We promise these cuties won't interfere with racing at Reading Amateur Regatta (2023 edition)!
Entries are rolling in - have you done yours?

[Photo credit: Jon Carpenter]


With under 40 days to go, remember previous winners and competitors may like to organise a crew reunion in the chairman’s enclosure - email [email protected]


Entries are open for Reading Amateur Regatta 2023 - what are you waiting for?


Entries are now open for Reading Am.
We already have more than 50 crews entered and are looking forward to seeing many more!

Any questions, please contact [email protected]


A beautiful evening yesterday at the Finish line for Reading Amateur Regatta.
That swan is going to have to move when it is Regatta time, though!
(Photo; Chris Jeffcoat)


Who's looking forward to Reading Amateur already? 10-11 June.
(View back up the course past the Finish)


Late Nights. Early Mornings.


Photos from Reading Amateur Regatta's post 10/07/2022

Well done to everyone who competed at Henley Masters Regatta this past weekend.
Hope you all enjoyed your racing.


Apparently Reading Amateur Regatta 2022 was so incredibly awesome, we get to do it all again next year!

Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make our Regatta such a wonderful event.


Great to see so many happy winners at Reading Amateur Regatta this weekend.
It's good to be back!!


Close racing at Reading Amateur Regatta today...


All calm last night - looking forward to a great day's racing again today!


Lots of happy winners picking up their medals at the end of a great Saturday's racing!


These beauties are all looking to go to good homes!
Will one of them be yours by the end of Reading Am weekend?


Our site is starting to come together!


Preparations continue at pace for the 2022 edition of our Regatta.
Hope to see you there!


Hardware test ✔

Reading Amateur Regatta 06/06/2022

Draw is now live:

Reading Amateur Regatta The Draw The Regatta Draw were published on Sunday evening 05th June 2022. The draws are subject to change and may be updated in the days prior to the Regatta. If there has been a re-draw, the updated draw will be published on this website as soon as possible - please keep checking the website and t...


“It is only when we understand heritage that we can enable athletes to create history”

After a few years away Reading Amateur Regatta is back!

In 2019 we had a fantastic regatta with crews coming from all over the UK, The United States of America, Ireland and even New Zealand.

2022 should be no less special and we are so excited to be back. 2022 will be the 180th anniversary of Reading Amateur Regatta (1842). It is more than just a regatta, it is part of Reading's history. 2022 is also the 75th anniversary of Reading Düsseldorf Association and also 200th anniversary of Huntley and Palmer’s biscuit factory. At the end of last year one of our committee members asked if Reading Amateur Regatta could help out with the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of Reading Düsseldorf Association.

The Committee of Reading Amateur Regatta is delighted to be able to do so.


The Championship Course at Reading Amateur Regatta - have you entered?


Dear Rower/Supporter of Reading Amateur Regatta,

It is with great regret that the Reading Amateur Regatta Committee must communicate that the 2021 Reading Amateur Regatta has been cancelled.

After much planning and consultation with Reading Borough Council, the Committee is not satisfied that it can comply with the coronavirus guidelines as laid down for safe racing in 2021, considering the Regatta uses public land adjacent to the Thames.

We are very sorry not to see you all in Reading this year, but we hope that you will be able to join us on 'our' stretch of the Thames for Reading Amateur Regatta in 2022 on 11th and 12th June.

With best regards and warmest wishes

The Committee of Reading Amateur Regatta

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