Letter from Chairman 2017

The Appledore & Instow Regatta Committee are very proud to present to you the 132nd Appledore & Instow Regatta commencing 22nd July 2017 and ending 10th August 2017 and we welcome you all from near and far.

Appledore & Instow Regatta can trace its routes back as far as 1831 when the earliest incarnation of the Regatta started in Ilfracombe with the North Devon Regatta. The Appledore & Instow Regatta, time honoured local event, commenced in name in 1885 and since then, with the exception of two World Wars and periods of difficult economic decline, the Appledore & Instow Regatta has continued relentlessly.

Appledore & Instow are very unique unspoilt Villages in many ways with an extensive shared maritime history that has been maintained against the tide of rapid change over many many years through traditional events like the Regatta.

So its with special thanks to the many many Visitors who spend their summer holidays within Appledore & Instow Villages and surrounding areas, taking part in the various Appledore & Instow Regatta events. Its good to see so many people of all ages having fun and enjoying the moment and indeed these unique surroundings. Appledore & Instow Villages provide a unique atmosphere and experience for everyone like no other, with our warm welcome, superb variety of services in our communities and miles of natural environment for you, your family and friends to enjoy during your stay.

Our special 'thank you' to all our Volunteers, Sponsors and Local Businesses and locals who have continued to support the Regatta year after year without which the Regatta would not continue to be the continued success it is. We are also grateful to the RNLI for their enduring support during the Regatta.

The Regatta Committee continually strive to make the Appledore & Instow Regatta and indeed your experience of these unique Villages a memorable one, creating an enjoyable atmosphere for all.
We hope you enjoy the 132nd Appledore & Instow Regatta 2017 and that you have a memorable stay in Appledore, Instow and the surrounding area.

We welcome your comments on this and future years Regatta's. Feel free to contact our Regatta Secretary directly with any ideas, suggestions or comments regarding the Regatta.

Finally we hope you enjoy the this years Regatta and we look forward to seeing you there from the 22nd July 2017
 to the  10th August 2017, for the 132nd Appledore & Instow Regatta 2017.

Yours sincerely,


Vernon Harris