There are events on and off the water over the whole Regatta weekend, from wacky races to serious sailing. Each year we select a theme and encourage as many people (and their vessels!) to dress up and get involved. Saturday afternoon is packed full of swimming, paddleboard and rowing races in Bursledon Pool followed by a theatrical water carnival and general mayhem. The day is brought to a close with a torchlit parade on the water and an impressive fireworks display.
Create a float decorated in this year’s theme and enter the highly contested competition.
FUN ON THE WATER
From egg and spoon races to blindfolded rowing, there is lots to enjoy – just be prepared to get wet.
FOOD AND DRINK
Tea, cakes, BBQ, ice-creams and a bar, there is plenty of food and drink to buy on the day.
There are two races to enter – including a long distance race for the more serious contenders
Dress up your yourself, your boat or even your house and be prepared to get wet!
Get your goggles and dive in. There are six classes so plenty of room for everyone.
FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY
Fancy dress, a bar and live music and dancing open to supporters “Friends” of the Regatta.
A beautiful torchlit procession around Bursledon pool, torches available to purchase on the evening
Themed fireworks to music finish off the day’s festivities. The fun really does end with a bang!