Welcome to the web site of the *NEW* Barton Regatta.
Please peruse the following information to prepare for your booking,
Dates and Times
August Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 2022.
Racing will start at 11:00 on Saturday morning and the series will run through to 13:45 on Monday with a Prize Giving scheduled for 14:45. The first River Cruiser race will be 15.40 on Saturday, giving time for boats to travel from Oulton if they wish.
Getting to the Broad
There will be a regular ferry service from Barton Turf to the pontoons for competitors and spectators as well as regular tows out to the Broad and back if required.
Single Entry Fee
There will be a single entry fee of £20 per boat for the whole regatta, £5 for Juniors. This will allow entry into as many series as you wish.
We have over 35 trophies to award this year! There are many series and events so lots of opportunities to win some spectacular silverware.
We are very pleased to be working with the Barton Turf Adventure Centre to offer the option of camping at this year’s regatta. We can host people in tents, campervans and caravans (without electrical hook up). Toilets and showers are available and there will be a pop up cafe offering breakfast on site. Camping will cost £50 per family for the whole weekend.
Boat Shed Party and Hog Roast
Saturday night will see a return to Cox’s BoatYard barn at Barton Turf and a chance for us to host a Boat Shed Party! We have a brilliant band Beaky and the Meerkats, who will be performing. We’ll clear a dance floor and get the party started! Entry is free to competitors, the bar will be open from 5 till 11 with food served from 6.
Sunday there will be a Hog Roast available on the pontoons, competitors are welcome to bring their own drinks and the Prize Giving for the pursuit race and fun races will take place during the evening.
Hot Evening meals only £8
We are working with local providers to offer some fabulous hot food on both the Saturday and Sunday evenings. On Saturday as part of the Boat Shed Party the White Horse Inn will be on site cooking their delicious stuffed flatbreads; marinated lamb, mediterranean chicken or moroccan falafel served on a sourdough naan with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red cabbage, crispy onions, garlic sauce and sweet chillies!
On Sunday Nelson County Catering will be bringing their Hog Roast out to the pontoons and serving up a fab meal with salads, potatoes and a veggie/vegan alternative.
All meals will cost £8 for adults and £4 for juniors.
Sunday’s sailing racing will finish at 15.50 with a bang and a huge pursuit race involving as many classes of boat as possible. There are trophies for first YBOD, first BOD, first Yeoman, first River Cruiser, first Allcomer (PY 1200 or under) as well as first boat overwintering on the Ant or whose owners live on the Ant.
This will be followed by a water frolic and fun races including; rowing races (10 and under, 11-15 and 16+), a swim, sail and paddle mixed relay and a greasy pole.