133rd Appledore & Instow Regatta Programme
Sunday 29th Jul to Saturday 11th Aug 2018


PLEASE CHECK THE OFFICIAL REGATTA PROGRAMME

 AS EVENT START TIMES AND DATES MAY VARY  

 The full Regatta Programme for all events including Rowing, Sailing and Gig Races with timings will be available to purchase on all Regatta Days from local shops in Appledore & Instow and at the Regatta Tent on Appledore Quay.

Sunday 29th July 2018

MODEL YACHT RACING
Assemble at West Quay Slip 
Irsha Street near the Beaver Inn 1:00pm
Racing Starts 1:30pm

Appledore has a long tradition of Model Yacht Sailing and this year is no different with several races taking place with a variety of model yachts of all sizes and styles.
Prize Giving takes place at the Beaver Inn.

There's plenty of spare yachts for everyone young and old to have a go with plenty of experts on hand to help out!
Location: West Quay Slip, Irsha Street, Appledore, near Beaver Inn


Monday 30th July 2018

1st Gaffers & Luggers Race:1st Race 7:00pm Start

See the majestic Gaff and Lugg sail rigged sailing boat compete through a challenging course starting just off Appledore Quay and making their way over to Braunton Burrows heading to the Lifeboat Station then returning back along the estuary back up the River Torridge to the finish line at Richmond Dock.
Location: Appledore Quay

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Pilot Gig Sprints: Starts 7:00pm

Gig Race around the Moddile Ridge Bouy

See local Gig Clubs and crews compete in the Gig Boat Estuary Sprints form one end of Appledore Quay to the Anchor Slipway opposite the Seagate Hotel.

Location: Appledore Quay


Wednesday 1st August 2018

Salmon Boat Races: Starts 7:00pm

This is a test of rowing endurance and team work rowing from the start line to the finish in a traditional Salmon Boat, and as a treat we'll be racing boats by 'Sculling over the Stern' in the evening.

Location: Appledore Quay




Sunday 5th August 2018
REGATTA DAY
Starts 10:00am
Please check the Official Regatta Programme
as event start times and dates may vary. 

Many events taking place on Appledore Quay & Instow Beach 
W.E.A.R.A. Rowing with a host of Rowing Clubs taking part in some 38 races with around 170 sets of crew from around the South West.

For more details click here.
Including Gig Club Boat Races, 'Miller & Sweep' Battle,
Salmon Boat Tug 'o' War, Greasy Pole, Water Jousting, RNLI Offshore Lifeboat and many other events & Stalls!


Monday 6th August 2018

Gig Estuary Race: Starts 7:00pm

Competing local Gig Clubs race from the Anchor Slipway on Appledore Quay opposite the Seagate Hotel to the 'Middle Ridge' Buoy at the opening of the Estuary toward the Sea where the waves are very challenging and race back to the Anchor Slipway.

A tough race of endurance! Location: Appledore Quay


Thursday 9th August 2017

2nd Gaffers & Luggers Race: Start 4:00pm

See the majestic Gaff and Lugg sail rigged sailing boat compete through a challenging course starting just off Appledore Quay and making their way over to Braunton Burrows heading to the Lifeboat Station then returning back along the estuary back up the River Torridge to the finish line at Richmond Dock.
Location: Appledore Quay


Friday 10th August 2018

World Championship Crabbing Contest

Register 4:30pm, Starts 5:00pm

Family favourite for young and old, try catching as many crabs as possible in the allotted time to be the World Champion and win a prize.
Location: Appledore Quay



Saturday 11th August 2018

OPEN DRAGON BOAT STYLE RACING IN GIG BOATS
Racing starts 6:00 pm
Get a Team of no more than 14 together per boat. 
Boats are available for any Crew assembled from Pub Crews, Office Crews, Services Crews and Holiday Maker Crews - in fact any mix of crew you like.
We throw in an experienced Coxwains to make sure you stay on course and safe!

Fun Racing for those who would love ago in Gig Boat Race...and breathing fire!
One to watch for the evening and cheer on!
Location: Appledore Quay



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enjoy the Rowing Crews setting up and setting off over in Instow!
Location: Appledore Quay & Instow Beach
Rowers sets off from Instow Beach