Burton Regatta & Burton Sprint
Burton Regatta and Burton Sprint, our premier local rowing event, is a traditional river based two-day rowing regatta, held each year over the second weekend in July. The event is organised by the Burton Regatta Association, the management committee being made up of members of Trent and Burton Leander Rowing Clubs.
Burton Regatta was first held in 1865 and is one of the oldest and finest of the remaining Midlands river based regattas. The regatta weekend consists of a full distance 1100 metre regatta on the Saturday and a 700 metre sprint regatta held on the Sunday.
The Regatta encourages competitors to camp on the Regatta Meadows and provides facilities for campers including hot showers, quality toilets and cooked breakfasts. Burton's town centre is about a 15-minute walk away.
Burton Regatta Association website, where each year's event information is hosted, may be found at www.burtonregatta.co.uk