2020 Regatta - Sunday 16th August

We are planning for this years Regatta to go ahead as planned, however, we are obviously mindful of the developing situation the World finds itself in.

Our meetings are currently postponed, in line with government advice and some planning of events will be taking place remotely using that new fangled technology that many of our committee members will need extensive training on, such as the mobile phone.

There are no dates for any events at this time, other than Regatta Day itself.

Stay well everyone.


Regatta Day August 16th 2020

135 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 between July and August with many stalls and exhibits on Regatta Day.

The Regatta events include: 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...

Sailing Boat Race, Greasy Pole Walking, Outboard Motor Race, Sculling over the Stern, Boat 'Tug of War', Miller & Sweep Flour Battle and stall holders.

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

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 2020 Regatta - please contact the Regatta Secretary here.

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