Rowing on Caldecotte Lake

Regatta 2018

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.

The regatta consists of two lane racing 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.


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 interedst in attending, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.