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Please contact regattasecretary@gmail.com 0775591050

Regatta Day 

Sunday July 28th 2024 

10:00 am - 2:30pm

139 Years of Maritime Celebration, Est. 1885, right here in North Devon

The Appledore & Instow Regatta is a long running traditional celebration of maritime endurance and skill on water, with fun and family at the heart of the events.

Events are organised for everyone to enjoy over a number of days during July and August with many stalls, exhibits and activities on Regatta Day itself. 

The Regatta events include: Gaffers & Luggers Sailing Races, Model Yachts Racing, World Championship Crabbing Contest, Salmon Boat Races, Gig Sprints, with competitive W.E.A.R.A. Rowing with around 10 Rowing Clubs in  over 30 races and also...

Raft races, SUP races, Greasy Pole Walking, Sculling over the Stern, Boat 'Tug of War', Miller & Sweep Flour Battle and stall holders.

Find out What's On, When & Where click here:

Planning for next years regatta is underway.  Watch this space.

 RNLI - Appledore Lifeboat Crews will be ever present during the Regatta and we thank them for their continued support.

We also thank W.E.A.R.A. and the many Rowing Clubs and Crews for their continued participation in the Appledore & Instow Regatta.


The Torridge River running between Appledore and Instow Villages is a tidal river, with extremely fast flowing waters and undercurrents, all year round, even at low tide. Care must be taken when entering the water.

The Appledore Instow Regatta supports the RNLI 'Respect the Water' Campaign, which is the RNLI national drowning prevention campaign highlighting the risks, helps you avoid them and gives advice to keep you and those around you safe.

Further details can be found here at RNLI Safety.


Appledore & Instow Regatta committee welcomes volunteers to help with the Regatta - please contact the Regatta secretary here.

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