Welcome to the web site of the *NEW* Barton Regatta.
Welcome to the friendliest, most accepting and inclusive event on the Broads! We’re pleased to have you here.
All of the information you will find below, is what you may want or need to know about the Barton Regatta, with links to book for Racing, Social Events, Camping and more!
DATES AND TIMES
The Barton Regatta will take place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2023.
Racing will start at 11:00 on Saturday morning and the series will run through to 13:50 on Monday with a Prize Giving scheduled for 14:45. The first River Cruiser race will be 15.40 on Saturday, giving time for boats to travel from Oulton if they wish.
GETTING TO THE BROAD
There will be a regular ferry service from Barton Turf to the pontoons for competitors and spectators as well as regular tows out from the turf to the Broad and back if required.
There will be a single entry fee of £25 per boat for the whole regatta, £5 for Juniors. This will allow entry into as many series as you wish, with separate helms for series if you so wish.
We have over 35 trophies to award this year! There are many series and events so lots of opportunities to win some spectacular silverware.
We also have a free to enter Crew’s Race taking place first thing in the mornings (More information in the Crew’s Race tab).
We are extremely pleased to once again be working with the Barton Turf Adventure Centre (BTAC) to offer the option of camping at this year’s regatta. They have offered to host people in tents, campervans and caravans (we cannot provide electrical hook up). Toilets and showers are available at BTAC and there will be a delicious pop up café offering breakfast on site for campers and non-campers alike (there were a multitude of amazing reviews from last years participants). Camping will cost £50 per family for the whole weekend.
Sunday’s sailing racing will finish at 15.50 with a huge pursuit race involving as many classes of boat as possible. There are trophies for first YBOD, first BOD, first Yeoman, first River Cruiser, first Allcomer (PY 1200 or under) as well as first boat overwintering on the Ant or whose owners live on the Ant.
This will be followed by a water frolic and fun races including; rowing races (10 and under, 11-15 and 16+), a swim, sail and paddle mixed relay.
THE CREW’S RACE
Our newest addition to the Barton Regatta is a Crew’s Race taking place in the morning before all other races. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your Crew’s out helming! The race is one lap of the days course, and should be no longer than 30 minutes, so a lovely gentle way to start the day.
We’re hoping to get as many Crew’s out on the water, having fun, in a safe and loving environment where they’re egged on by the best audience around!
Crew’s wishing to enter this race as the helm cannot be entered as helm in any other races (this year, or last year). We hope that this race will be good, friendly fun, and help build confidence in our younger or less experienced sailing communities!
To enter for any of the above, please click the below link to take you to our WebCollect page, where you can find more information, fun and how to enter to join us on the best bank holiday weekend of the year!