New for 2022 – Saltford Sprint Regatta

Sunday 15 May 2022

A 500m Sprint regatta for less experienced and less competitive crews held on the River Avon at Saltford and run by Avon County Rowing Club.

Wherever possible, all crews will have at least 2 races. Events will be raced to completion (crews stay on the water between rounds) and races will be held up and downstream.

This event is aimed at those new to rowing – J14 and below, or adults and juniors typically in their first 12 months – and less competitive crews who have been rowing for longer than a year but may not have experienced much racing success. We respectfully ask that coaches/captains/entry secretaries only enter crews which fall into these ability categories.

The main aim of Saltford Sprint Regatta is to provide a venue where less experienced / less successful crews can gain racing experience and enjoy more of a chance of winning than at a traditional style regatta. However, they must be capable of steering the course and manoeuvring their boat safely.