Rowing on Caldecotte Lake Following the success of previous years' Milton Keynes Rowing Club Regattas, we are holding a further event in 2018. This year's event will take place on Saturday 22nd September on the picturesque Caldecotte Lake. As with previous years' events, this will be an open event, run under British Rowing rules of racing.

This year we have introduced three lane racing, again over a straight 500 meter course from a stake-boat start. We will be offering a wide range of events in all categories, covering rowing and sculling, Junior, Senior and Masters events. Following their success at last year's Regatta, we will again be running Primary events for newcomers to the sport, with our and visiting clubs' Development Squads taking part. For many of these rowers, this will be their first ever competitive race, so do come along to cheer them on.

Regatta Draw

The regatta draw has now been made. You can find it on-line here or download the Race Tree or Race Order here.

Regatta Poster

The regatta poster is available as a PDF by clicking on the image below:

Please download a copy and put it up at work and anywhere you can!

Entries

Entry fees are £9.00 per seat for the Main Regatta and £5.00 per seat for Primary events. There is no charge for coxes.

Entries have now closed Please note that there is limited trailer parking at MKRC and as such the Regatta Committee reserves the right to close entries early if the maximum number of visiting clubs/trailers is perceived to have been reached. In this situation preference will be given to clubs with fully paid entries.

Spectators

Unlike many events, spectators can see the entire course from our club house, which makes for excellent viewing of the day's racing. We will be running an all day barbecue (serving bacon rolls from 08:00), hot and cold drinks and there is the legendary MKRC Cake stall too!

If you would like to be kept up to date with details or register an interested in attending, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Directions

Getting around Milton Keynes

OK, it's true, there are a lot of roundabouts in Milton Keynes. There's one at pretty much every intersection of the main roads, which are laid out on a grid system. The good part is that the north-south roads are all labelled as V-roads (vertical) and the east-west ones as H-roads (horizontal); this makes getting around fairly easy if you know the H- and V- numbers you want. These are shown in the instructions below. If you find yourself getting lost, check the H- and V- number of the road you are on at the next roundabout (don't worry, there'll be one soon) and you can work out where to go. H- roads increase in number as you go south and V-roads run from left to right. Milton Keynes Rowing Club is in between H10 and V10 so if you are on H8 head south and if on V2 head east!

Directions from M1 Southbound

Exit the M1 at Junction 14 and at the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the third exit towards Milton Keynes. Keep to the left-hand side of the road and at the lights at the next roundabout go straight on, towards Central Milton Keynes. At the next roundabout, with a petrol station on the left, turn left onto Tongwell Street (V11) and continue down here going straight over the next three roundabouts before turning right at the fourth, onto Bletcham Way (H10). At the next roundabout, turn left onto Brickhill Street (V10) and then right at the next one, into Caldecotte Lake Drive. A short way down here, turn right at the roundabout onto Monellan Grove. For cars, please turn into Copperhouse Court to park. For trailers, go past Copperhouse Court and just past the speed bump there is an opening on the left, into Milton Keynes Rowing Club

Directions from M1 Northbound

Exit the M1 at Junction 13 and at the roundabout at the top of the slip road, take the second exit towards Milton Keynes. This road runs parallel to the M1. Go straight over the first three roundabouts. At the fourth, which has traffic lights on it, get into the leftmost lane and take the second exit onto Groveway (H9). At the next roundabout, turn left onto Tongwell Street (V11) and continue down here before turning right at the first roundabout, onto Bletcham Way (H10). At the next roundabout, turn left onto Brickhill Street (V10) and then right at the next one, into Caldecotte Lake Drive. A short way down here, turn right at the roundabout onto Monellan Grove. For cars, please turn into Copperhouse Court to park. For trailers, go past Copperhouse Court and just past the speed bump there is an opening on the left, into Milton Keynes Rowing Club

Directions from A5 Northbound

As you come down the hill into Milton Keynes on the A5 dual carriageway, move over to the right. At the roundabout, which is light controlled, take the fourth exit, signposted towards Bedford A421. Follow the road and at the first mini-roundabout go straight on, towards the level crossing. Go over the level crossing and turn left at the first roundabout into Caldecotte Lake Drive. A short way down here, turn right at the roundabout onto Monellan Grove. For cars, please turn into Copperhouse Court to park. For trailers, go past Copperhouse Court and just past the speed bump there is an opening on the left, into Milton Keynes Rowing Club

Directions from A5 Southbound

Continue along the A5 south until you go past the Odeon iMax off to the right. Take the next exit, signposted "Milton Keynes South and East" and at the end of the down ramp, turn left at the roundabout onto Bletcham Way (H10). Continue along here, crossing Caldecotte Lake and ignoring the signs on the right to the Watersports Centre. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Brickhill Street (V10) and then right at the next one, into Caldecotte Lake Drive. A short way down here, turn right at the roundabout onto Monellan Grove. For cars, please turn into Copperhouse Court to park. For trailers, go past Copperhouse Court and just past the speed bump there is an opening on the left, into Milton Keynes Rowing Club.

If you miss the exit from the A5, continue to the next, large, light controlled roundabout and take the first left, signposted towards Bedford A421. Follow the road and at the first mini-roundabout go straight on, towards the level crossing. Go over the level crossing and turn left at the first roundabout into Caldecotte Lake Drive. A short way down here, turn right at the roundabout onto Monellan Grove. For cars, please turn into Copperhouse Court to park. For trailers, go past Copperhouse Court and just past the speed bump there is an opening on the left, into Milton Keynes Rowing Club

Sat Nav and Google Maps

The closest postcode for the club is MK7 8BH and we are on Monellan Grove in Caldecotte, Milton Keynes. If using Google Maps, there is a link at the bottom of this page or search for Milton Keynes Rowing Club.

If you are towing a trailer and following a Sat Nav please ignore any instruction that takes you from Bletcham Way (H10) to turn right just after the bridge over Caldecotte Lake (ignore the signs on the right to the Watersports Centre) and continue to the next roundabout to turn right there.

Regatta Video 2017


To give you an insight into the event, please watch this amazing video, shot at the 2017 event!

The MKRC Regatta 2017 video is now available for viewing in stunning HD. Please read carefully.... This video will not play on some mobile phones or games consoles... It's a Youtube limitation... so to have a richer and visually stunning experience in glorious 1920 x 1080 HD, use the Youtube viewer on your Smart TV, internet toaster or just your PC screen, pour some wine, crank up the volume and search Youtube for "Milton Keynes Regatta 2017

Many thanks to all the people from all the clubs that allow cameras into their boats. This is over 10 hours of footage squeezed into 20 minutes, so apologies if your moment hit the cutting room floor.

For copyright reasons it is not viewable in any part of the USA but anywhere else should work fine...
Remember, it may not work on your phone... but it will look epic on a TV or PC screen.

2017 Trophy Winners

There 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
Andrew Hill memorial shield
Awarded to the club with the most wins in Masters' events, this went to Milton Keynes Rowing Club

2017 Results

You can find the full results from the regatta online here. The results for the Challenge Cup are here.

2017 Sponsors and thanks

We’d like to thank the following who sponsored the event or contributed in many ways to the success of the event:
  • IrisGuard
  • Swift Racing Boats
  • RSK
  • PC Boat Repairs
  • Imagineers
  • LA Design
  • HK Hair
  • Interfoam
  • Frosts
  • Murrays
  • TrophyToo
  • Tesco Kingston
We would also like to thank, Glen at Freestone Creative, Mark Tufnell from MK Sailing Club, MK Canoe Club, The Parks Trust, Sailability, Chris Skeith, Format, Des Morris at Wream and tenants, Dave & Loz at Audiowall, Chris at MKFM, and all our sponsors and volunteers for their continued support and contribution to MKRC and the 2017 Milton Keynes Regatta.

Sponsoring the Regatta

If you are interested in becoming a Regatta sponsor for this year's event, please visit the Regatta Sponsorship page, which has details of the range of options available.