THE FINAL preparations for Saturday’s rescheduled Stratford Boat Club Regatta have all but been made and the day is due to be a very busy one.
Stratford Boat Club chairman Dawson Curnock said: “There will be in excess of 110 races and 29 events with a competitive schedule from 9.30am right through until 4pm.
“Everything is in place and all arrangements made. We are looking forward to welcoming our headline sponsor Kitchens by Dexter, our gold sponsors and guests from Stratford and further afield.”
The club’s June regatta had to be cancelled for safety reasons as the River Avon was high and fast-flowing after continuous heavy rain.
“As well as Stratford’s own crews, the rescheduled regatta already has entries from local, regional and national clubs such as Derwent Rowing Club, AB Severn Boat Club, Evesham Rowing Club, Hereford Rowing Club, King Edward VI School Boat Club, Warwick Boat Club, Stourport Boat Club and Bridgnorth Rowing Club.”
President Paul Stanton added: “Stratford Boat Club is also looking forward to welcoming competing crews, VIPs and guests and especially Stratford and Warwickshire residents and visitors down to the river on Saturday to watch and enjoy what will be an action-packed day with a barbecue, tea tent and bar in the boat club grounds.”