Q&A

When is the 2017 Hemingford Regatta?
Saturday 8th July 2017

Where is it held?
On the field between Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots. 

What is the history of the regatta?
The first Hemingfords' Regatta was in 1901, making it the oldest village coxed regatta in the country.

How do I get to it (walking)?
You can access the field via the top of Hemingford Grey High Street - simply keep walking along the river, or by cutting across the field at the Hemingford Abbots end. It can also be accessed from the road - there is pedestrian access from the 's-bends' near to The Pavilion.

Can I park?
Yes, you can park directly on the Regatta field. Please drive slowly and follow any marshalls' instructions. Please do buy a programme to help follow the day and raise money for the charity that helps keep this historic event going.

What facilities are provided?
Soft drinks, teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes are available throughout the day. There is also a bar. Toilet facilities are provided.

Can I enter to race?
The regatta is for residents - adults and children - of both villages only, although some races are open to the old county of Huntingdonshire, pupils of Hemingford Grey Primary School (while attending) and/or by invitation. Please see the races section for more information.

How do I enter for a race?
More information, including entry forms, will be distributed throughout both Hemingford Grey and Hemingford Abbots in May.

Do I have to be able to row?
No. The day is about participating and having fun. But be warned, there are some competitive rowers!

Can I practice?
Yes. In the month preceding race day the committee arranges 'have a go' sessions where you can try rowing and coxing.

Can I help?
Yes please. The regatta is run by a committee and many hands make light work! We are always particularly in need of adults - preferably villagers or parents of children who will be entering - helping our practice evening. Please contact Chris Newcombe 01480 463009.