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Monmouth Regatta 2024



Nestled in the scenic town of Monmouth, Wales, the River Wye came alive with the vibrant energy of the club's annual two day rowing regatta. This year's event (25th to 26th May) was especially momentous as, for the first time, the regatta programme proudly included adaptive rowing, making it a landmark occasion for inclusivity in the sport.


After such a wet winter with major head races cancelled, it was great to see so many happy rowers support the event, despite a few brief showers on Sunday.



Saturday's racing over 1500m downstream saw over 140 races with 212 crews from all over the country. Sunday's sprint racing over 750m saw some great racing, with over 180 crews taking part.



Adaptive Rowing


The addition of adaptive rowing to the regatta was met with widespread enthusiasm and support. Adaptive rowing, tailored for athletes with disabilities, provided an inspiring and heartwarming spectacle. Rowers of all abilities took to the water, demonstrating incredible determination and skill. The inclusion of adaptive rowing not only broadened the scope of the event but also highlighted the regatta's commitment to fostering a more inclusive community.


A special cause for MRC is raising awareness and funds for Dementia research. As well as selling donated kit, which raised over £400, we also had a rower with dementia race.



Results


All the results can be found on the easy regatta site.




Get your Regatta Pictures


Pictures of your favourite boat or race are available from oarstruck.


Thanks to our Sponsors


A large event like this takes hundreds of hours of effort to organise and run. Special thanks must go to our generous sponsors and to all the club members, umpires and volunteers who help make the day so special.


As a small thank you to our sponsors, we were pleased to host a lunch for so many of our them and the community leaders, umpires and club friends who support us throughout the year.


And if you you didn't make it up to the start, there is a great drone video of a quad race from Saturday which shows off both some great rowing and our fantastic countryside and views.




With Eric away sailing around the world, Regatta organisation was led by Bonita this year who did a terrific job, running another perfect regatta.


Thanks to all the rowers, supporters, volunteers, umpires and sponsors for making it such a great weekend.


So you all in September for the Autumn Head.



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