Welcome to the Burton Regatta & Burton Head Website

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Burton Regatta and Burton Sprint

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th July 2021

Burton Regatta is a unique sporting event in the East Midlands.  The event is organised by the Burton Regatta Association and the two local rowing clubs in Burton upon Trent, Trent Rowing Club and Burton Leander Rowing Club.

Burton Regatta, first held in 1865, is one of the oldest annual sporting events in the country and is nationally recognised as one of the finest remaining river regattas.  Each year the event attracts competitors from all over the country to compete for a magnificent array of silver trophies which is itself one of the finest collections in the United Kingdom.

Photo from Burton RegattaThe traditional, highly competitive, "Oxford v Cambridge" type boat racing runs throughout the two day event on the beautiful River Trent running through Burton upon Trent's unspoilt Regatta Meadows.

Saturday offers a course length of 1100 metres racing from the Leicester Line railway bridge to a point some 100 metres upstream of the Ferry footbridge.  Crews return the following day to compete over a 700 metre sprint course with the same finish line.  On the river bank visitors may find a wide range of traditional family entertainment.

Race from Burton RegattaOur event can only survive thanks to our sponsors, and this website includes details of all of the various packages available for organisations to support us, ranging from Main Sponsor packages to individual event sponsorship and programme advertising.  Should you wish for further information, then contact details are also included. We feel sure that you will find the following pages of interest, and we look forward to welcoming you to our next event.







Burton Head - Sunday 3rd October 2021

Burton Head is our 3500m head race event, also organised by Burton Leander and Trent Rowing Clubs.  The event has been running since 2007 and is run from the Burton Clubs' boathouses on Stapenhill Road.

Rowing to Start at Burton Head

The inaugural event in 2007 was a great success and was featured in the Rowing Magazine.  Over the following years Burton Head has become an enjoyable trip for local Clubs as the sport enters the Head season each year.

More information may be found on the Burton Head tab.






The 2007 Inaugural Burton Head


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