This was only our second Open event, fully affiliated to British Rowing and drew on the success of the 2016 event, attracting nearly twice as many entries from even more visiting clubs. This needed us to run races every three minutes rather than every five and was a step up in intensity for us. This included a full range of events, from singles to eights, juniors to Masters and again saw the very popular Primary events for newcomers to the sport. Despite this, we were determined to maintain the friendly, relaxed atmosphere that makes our event so popular.
TrophiesThere are a number of trophies awarded at the regatta, the winners of these in 2017 were:
MKRC Regatta Challenge Cup, sponsored by IrisGuard
Awarded to the club with the most wins overall. The winners, with an impressive haul of 36 victories, were Peterborough City Rowing Club.
Primary Event Trophy, sponsored by Swift Racing Boats
Awarded to the club with the most wins in the Primary events. The winners, retaining the trophy again, were Milton Keynes Rowing Club.
Senior Eights Shield, sponsored by RSK
Awarded to the winning crew in the Senior Eights category, this went to Oundle Town Rowing Club
ResultsYou can find the full results from the regatta online here. The results for the Challenge Cup are here.
Sponsors and thanksWe’d like to thank the following who sponsored the event or contributed in many ways to the success of the event:
- Swift Racing Boars
- PC Boat Repairs
- LA Design
- Beehive Hair Salon