Welcome to the

2019 Appledore & Instow Regatta

22nd July to 17th August 2019

134 Years of Maritime Celebration

Est. 1885, right here in North Devon

The Appledore & Instow Regatta celebrates all things maritime with events organised for everyone to enjoy with many stalls and exhibits. spread over a number of days between July and August.

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

World Crabbing Competition, Sailing Boat Race, Greasy Pole Walking, Model Yacht Racing, Outboard Motor Race, Pilot Gig Sprint Race, Rowing, Sculling over the Stern, Boat Tug of War, Miller & Sweep Flour Battle and stall holders.

To find out what's on, when and where take a look at:

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 welcomes Volunteers for the 2019 Regatta - please contact the Regatta Secretary here.

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