STRATFORD Boat Club is hoping it proves second time lucky next month.
Having been forced to cancel its annual regatta in June – following heavy rain which left river levels in the Avon at an unsafe high level for rowing – the club has now rescheduled for Saturday September 21.
And local kitchen design and installation company Kitchens by Dexter has stepped in as headline sponsor to ensure the regatta can go ahead.
Jamie Hall, director at Kitchens by Dexter, said: “We had already pledged to be a gold sponsor for Stratford’s June regatta and shared the club’s disappointment when it had to be cancelled. Stepping up to be the headline sponsor is, we feel, the right thing to do to help a local club.
“Our philosophy, which has developed over 20 years of business, is the same as the boat club’s – to have happy and contented clients and members.
Boat club president Paul Stanton said: “We are most grateful to Kitchens by Dexter for making our rescheduled regatta viable again so that we can continue to encourage and provide sport for those in the Warwickshire area.
“We also look forward to welcoming competing crews, VIPs and guests, and especially Stratford and Warwickshire residents and visitors to the town, down to enjoy what will be an action-packed day.”
As well as Stratford’s own crews, the rescheduled regatta already has entries from local, regional and national clubs.