Burton Regatta - Burton Sprint - Burton Head


We are delighted to welcome Abode Estate Agents from Burton-on-Trent
as the Main Sponsor of our 2023 event.


Burton Regatta and Burton Sprint
Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July 2023

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.

Our rowing events are held under British Rowing Rules of Racing, and on the Burton Regatta tab you will find entry details for this year's events, as well as the draw and other competitors information in the days leading up to the event.

Burton Regatta can only survive thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters, and this website includes details of all of the various packages available for individuals, companies and other organisations to support us, ranging from individual event sponsorship, plots and other advertising space on the Regatta Meadows and advertising within our quality Regatta Programme.

Our Event

Burton Regatta was first held in 1865 and so is one of the oldest annual sporting events in the country.  Our event is nationally recognised as one of the finest remaining river regattas, and is one of only a few river based regattas still held in the East Midlands.  Each year the event attracts competitors from all over the country to compete for a magnificent array of silver trophies, one of the finest trophy collections in the United Kingdom.

Photo from Burton Regatta

The traditional and highly competitive "Oxford v Cambridge" two abreast type boat racing runs throughout the two day event, with competitors and supporters enjoying 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.


Race from Burton Regatta

Crews return to Burton Sprint the following day, an exciting short distance event racing over 700 metres.  The Sprint is held on the finishing straight of the Burton Regatta course, with crews racing past the Regatta Enclosure to the cheers of their supporters. 

On the river bank visitors may find a wide range of traditional and contemporary refreshments and  family entertainment.



Burton Head
Sunday 1st October 2023

Burton Head is our 3500m head race event, Rowing to Start at Burton Headalso 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.

Over the 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 webpage.

 The Inaugural Burton Head held in 2007


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