Burton Regatta - Burton Sprint - Burton Head

 

Burton Regatta and Burton Sprint

Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th July 2022

 

Burton Regatta is a unique sporting event in the East Midlands.  The event is organised by the Burton Regatta Association and the two local rowing clubs in Burton upon Trent, Trent Rowing Club and Burton Leander Rowing Club.

We are delighted to welcome HSBC UK as our Main Sponsor for 2022.  The support received from HSBC is a massive boost to our event and will help us to maintain the quality of our event and make Burton Regatta weekend an even better experience for our visitors and competitors.  

Burton Regatta can only survive thanks to our sponsors, and this website includes details of all of the various packages available for individuals, companies and other organisations to support us, ranging from individual event sponsorship, plots and other advertising space on the Regatta Meadows and advertising within our quality Regatta Programme.

Our Event

Burton Regatta was first held in 1865 and so is one of the oldest annual sporting events in the country.  Our event is nationally recognised as one of the finest remaining river regattas.  Each year the event attracts competitors from all over the country to compete for a magnificent array of silver trophies, one of the finest trophy collections in the United Kingdom.

Photo from Burton Regatta

The traditional and highly competitive "Oxford v Cambridge" two abreast type boat racing runs throughout the two day event, with competitors and supporters enjoying the beautiful River Trent running through Burton upon Trent's unspoilt Regatta Meadows.

Saturday offers a course length of 1100 metres racing from the Leicester Line railway bridge to a point some 100 metres upstream of the Ferry footbridge.

Race from Burton Regatta

 

 

Crews return to Burton Sprint the following day, an exciting short distance event racing over 600 metres.  The Sprint is held on the finishing straight of the Burton Regatta course, with crews racing past the Regatta Enclosure to the cheers of their supporters. 

On the river bank visitors may find a wide range of traditional and contemporary refreshments and  family entertainment.

 

 

 

Burton Head

Sunday 2nd October 2022

 

Burton Head is our 3500m head race event, Rowing to Start at Burton Headalso organised by Burton Leander and Trent Rowing Clubs. 

The event has been running since 2007 and is run from the Burton Clubs' boathouses on Stapenhill Road.

Over the years Burton Head has become an enjoyable trip for local Clubs as the sport enters the Head season each year.

More information may be found on the Burton Head webpage.

 

The Inaugural Burton Head held in 2007

 

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