Welcome to the Burton Regatta & Burton Head Website

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Burton Regatta Association AGM – 15th February 2021

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Burton Regatta is a unique sporting event in the East Midlands.  The event is organised by the Burton Amateur 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 October 6th 2019 

Burton Head is organised and run by Burton Leander Rowing Club and Trent Rowing club. The inanugural Burton Head was held in 2007 after its unfortunate cancellation in 2006 due to flood. The Burton Head is held over 3500m, downstream, on the river Trent. The Burton Head is organised and hosted by both Burton Leander RC and Trent RC.

Rowing to Start at Burton Head

The 2007 event was a great success with over 100 entries attended by clubs from all over the region including Bewdley, Trentham, Nottingham and Leicester. The club houses were a hive of activity and much positive feedback was recieved from all that attended. The Burton Head 2007 was also fortunate for the inaugural event to be featured in the Rowing Magazine publication.

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