Sonning Regatta - 28th May 2016
Following an excellent fundraiser last July (see below) preparations are now underway for the 2016 Sonning Regatta and Elegant Picnic.
28th May - the Regatta & Live Music evening at the Sonning Club
9th July - the elegant picnic
Watch this site for more information as planning progresses for our biennial water based spectacular!
Sonning Regatta FREE Practise Sessions
Come along and enjoy an evening on the banks of the River Thames as part of your preparation for Race Day. Practise Sessions will be held at Henley Sailing Club in Wargrave, on Tuesday May 24th and Thursday May 26th, from 6pm until 8pm. We hope to see you there. There is also a bar, so when you have worked up a sweat with all of your training, you can enjoy a nice cold beer.
The Site is now ready!
Final site clearance - one week to go...
An exhausted crew - but the site is now ready for the event!!!
Early preparations - four weeks to go...
A hard day's work preparing the site for our upcoming Regatta on May 28th. Please see before and after photos of the site, together with the team having a bite to eat.
What is a CATACANOE.mp4
So what is a CATACANOE?
They're new to this year's regatta and we've been asked many times. So to help show one in action we have the regatta committee's very own Dave McIlroy demonstrating his prowess at the hands of one of these fine craft...!
Cherished Car Display - 29th & 30th May 2016
Come and see a display of locally owned cherished cars in the Old Forge Yard in the heart of the village - these will be no ordinary bangers!
Elegant Picnic - 9th July 2016
The 2016 elegant picnic is on the 9th July in the grounds of Bishops Close by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs McNeill and is the fundraising event for the biennial regatta. This follows an excellent elegant picnic in 2015 in the grounds of South Hill, Sonning, by kind permission of Andrew Barker and Marjie Thorne (mainly agreed by Marjie!). The weather was great and a lot of fun was had with friends sharing plenty of food, drink and good music.
We're now on Facebook:
Regatta Practise Sessions NOW PUBLISHED!
In order to perform your best on the big Race Day, we have organised two Practise Sessions for you at Henley Sailing Club in Wargrave on Tuesday May 24th and ...
Posted 27 Apr 2016, 10:47 by Sonning Festival
Entry forms for the 2016 Regatta now available
See the "Further Information" page to download the form.
Posted 25 Feb 2016, 04:34 by Sonning Festival
NEW to the Festival - Cherished Car Display
Come and see a number of locally owned cherished cars in the Old Forge Yard on the 29th & 30th May - a day to rest after the strenuous regatta!
Posted 20 Feb 2016, 05:45 by Sonning Festival
2016 Dates Announced
All the dates for the regatta, elegant picnic & live music at the Sonning Club have now been announced for the 2016 events. See the home page for more details...
Posted 7 Feb 2016, 13:02 by Sonning Festival
Posted 3 May 2015, 15:37 by Sonning Festival