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Bristol Avon at Saltford Regatta


The 2018 regatta will be held on Saturday 12 May.



This is a change from the normal date, which is a week later - Royal Wedding Day! It will be difficult to run the regatta on that day.

This change is for this year only and Bristol Avon Regatta will revert to its normal weekend in 2019.

Bristol Avon Regatta on Saturday 12 May will clash with Shrewsbury Regatta that day. Both regattas are keen to avoid any disruption to either and so urge Clubs to enter whichever of the regattas they would normally attend. This approach is supported by the Events Coordinators for the West Midlands and WAGS Regions.



Documents for 2017 regatta:


Results (including times taken) (pdf)

Results (including times taken) (excel)


Course Records


Draw                          Note on Bands and Divisions


Race timetable (pdf)

Race timetable (excel)


Parking   General   Circulation Pattern   Welfare


Poster 2017



Tuck in during the regatta at Cafe Avon


The regatta is organised by Avon County Rowing Club and takes place on the River Avon at Saltford, between Bath and Bristol. The course is 1000 metres and straight.






A regatta was held on this course until 1972, when it moved to Bristol docks. In its heyday, it was called “the Henley of the West”. The regatta moved back to Saltford in 2008.


The history (pdf 491kb) gives a vivid picture of an Edwardian Regatta.





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