Attending & Participating

Come and enjoy a family day out on the Banks of the River Thames from 11am this Saturday (May 28th). Our event is open to everyone and has a lot to offer for Competitors and Non-Competitors alike: We will have a fully stocked Bar, so you can enjoy a Pimms or a Beer by the river, there will be plenty of food stalls supplied and run by local organisations, such as the Boy Scouts.

Dogs allowed (we trust of course that you clean after your little friend).

// Please note that the ground underfoot is uneven and there are some nettles around – we recommend avoiding open shoes //

Venue Location

Oxfordshire bank of the River Thames, opposite Blue Coat School Boat House, just upstream of Sonning Lock.


How To Get There?

Two ferries will operate from the Blue Coat Boat House, with Operating Times on the day between 10.30 to 18.00. Alternatively limited pre-purchased parking is available on site, accessed via the entrance to Reading Sailing Club, from Sonning Eye. All equipment (Life Jackets, Paddles) and boats are provided.

Entry Fees and Admission

Buy tickets on the site, on the day.

For Competitors the price per entry is £6 per competitor, access to the site is free (via The Ferry) and you’ll be issued with a wristband, when you register for a race. This must be worn on the day and for the ferry journey. For Non-Competitors : Regatta Admission to site on race day is by ferry: £2 per adult and 50p per child return journey. We encourage all visitors to use the ferry, however strictly limited pre-purchased parking is available on site at a cost of £10 per car (please call Lynn Woodhouse  on 0118 9692206). A Programme is available on the day, and will be free on entry.

Schedule for the day

Download PDF version of picture above:

Regatta Timetable 2022 28-05-22 Results 1 1(87).xlsx – Read-Only

Further details by race category:

Stand up paddleboard
Adult Dongola



Dongola racing is a popular event in traditional regattas, especially on the River Thames and was first competed at Maidenhead in 1886. Teams are made up of six people with single-bladed paddles, facing forwards and kneeling, normally with one leg up and one leg down. The person at the rear is responsible for the steering with their paddle. This event is suitable for all ages.



A KataCanoe is a stable platform in which teams of 6 compete, where due to its stability, competitors of all ages and abilities can compete in a safe Watercraft. We want everyone to enjoy the Thames and recommend this event for children who want to take part, but aren’t that confident being on the water. This is a safe craft for children to race in.



Canadian Canoes

A Canadian Canoe is a small, narrow Water Craft which is propelled by two people using single bladed paddles.


Paddle Boards 12 to 18 years and adults