2021 August 2005. Organized annually by the City of Oxford Rowing Club, this historic regatta is held on the Isis a beautiful tributory of the River Thames, where the sport of rowing has been practised for hundreds of years. Several hundred local, national and international competitors take part in the two days of racing, and cash prizes of 500 and 300 are to be won in the seniors, veterans, novices and juniors sections. On Sat 20 the course for all events will be run over 1000m leaving from just downstream of Folly Bridge, while on Sun 21 there will be a 500m sprint which has the Oxford University Boat Club as its starting point. One of the features of the event is the popular Corporate Eights Challenge, where local business are asked to put up a team of eight people with little or no rowing experience. During the weeks leading up to the regatta these teams have after-work training sessions provided for them by the City of Oxford Rowing Club, and race day is predictably exciting as motivation makes up for lack of expertise. Admission is free to spectators and events start at 08.00 and run until after 18.00. Folly Bridge is on Abingdon Road, at the corner of Speedwell Street, just beyond the Cathedral and the police station.
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Oxford Royal Rowing Regatta.
For a map of the River Thames and the course of the regatta check this site: www.oxfordrowing.net