MKRC Regatta 2013This year's regatta saw four clubs attend, with Lea Rowing Club joining previous visitors Bedford, Northampton and Oundle.
With a record number of entries, the first race of the day had to be brought forward, to 9:00, from 10:00 in previous years. A full day's racing ensued, with a wide range of crews including, for the first time, events for newcomers to the sport. This included recent Learn to Row graduates from all four clubs, racing in Round Robin events to ensure they all got plenty of racing experience.
The overall winners on the day were Milton Keynes, taking back the Club Challenge trophy from last year's winners, Oundle.
ResultsResults from the 2013 Milton Keynes Regatta are here
In the newsThe success of the Regatta made it big news in the local Milton Keynes press, with articles in the MK Citizen and MK News
Regatta SponsorsWe were fortunate enough to have many local businesses support the event, with some of them able to come down and enjoy the racing and then presenting awards to the winning crews
Iain Stewart at MK Regatta presenting medals to the Milton Keynes Novice 4+ crew
PWR at MK Regatta, presenting medals to the winning Bedford Women's Intermediate double crew
Paul from PC Boat Repairs at MK Regatta, presenting the medal to Rebecca Ward of Milton Keynes, winner of the WJ16 single sculls
Cake Stall at MK Regatta - Scott Bader are matching the amount raised by the Cake Stall. Gavin helping to increase the amount!
Many thanks to all our regatta sponsors, including:
Ace Fire & Security
Frosts Garden Centre
Murrays the Printers
PC Boat Repairs
Pledge Office Chairs
The Gallery, Clerkenwell
We would also like to thank Format, Milton Keynes Sea Cadets, MK Sailing and Canoe Clubs,Luke Ashmead at BBC Three Counties Radio, Parks Trust, Row Caldecotte (or Action for Youth), Sailability, Tiffany Leek, Transition Computing, Tony Wilson at Willowbrite and tenants and all our sponsors and volunteers for their continued support and contribution to MKRC and the 2013 Milton Keynes Regatta.