MKRC Regatta2016 was a momentous year for the Milton Keynes Regatta. For the first time since being established in 2010, the regatta was run as an Open event, fully affiliated to British Rowing.
This meant a lot of changes, including having official British Rowing umpires and officials, and extending the invite to all rowing clubs. Against this, we were determined to maintain the friendly, relaxed atmosphere that makes our event so popular.
From the feedback we’ve had, we appear to have succeeded, with nice compliments from some of our new visitors as well as our old, established friends. The scale of the event was much bigger, with some eleven visiting clubs giving us a racing programme of 97 races over a full day. This included a full range of events, from singles to eights, juniors to Masters and again saw the very popular Primary events for newcomers to the sport.
TrophiesThere are a number of trophies awarded at the regatta, the winners of these being:
MKRC Regatta Challenge Cup, sponsored by IrisGuard
Awarded to the club with the most wins overall. This year’s winners with an impressive haul of 25 victories were Broxbourne Rowing Club.
Primary Event Trophy, sponsored by Swift Racing Boats
Awarded to the club with the most wins in the Primary events. This year’s winners, retaining the trophy, were Milton Keynes Rowing Club.
Senior Eights Shield, sponsored by RSK
Awarded to the winning crew in the Senior Eights category, this also went to Broxbourne Rowing Club, winning a very tight race over Milton Keynes Rowing Club.
ResultsYou can find the full results from the regatta online here. The results for the Challenge Cup are here.
Sponsors and thanksWe’d like to thank the following who sponsored the event or contributed in many ways to the success of the event:
- Swift Racing Boars
- PC Boat Repairs
- LA Design
- Beehive Hair Salon
- Arnold Clark
- MK FM