History of the regatta
Rowing on the Clyde started long before anyone can remember, and from this, racing evolved. In 1857 the first known Main Regatta took place on the Clyde. It was a huge event as back in those days, football and horseracing were not as popular, so many people bet on rowing! People would come to Glasgow Green and sit along the river bank to watch the races.
On September 27th 1862, ‘The Illustrated London News’ (above) reported on the “annual regatta of the Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club”, describing it as the “Scottish Henley”. This conveys the extent of rowing on the Clyde at that time.
Today, the Summer Regatta is still a prestigious event, run over the same course as in 1857. The “Long” course is 1500m, starting at Polmadie bridge and finishing at Clydesdale Boathouse. The “Short” course is from just above the suspension bridge.
Invitation and Event List
Clydesdale’s Summer Regatta Secretary would like to invite all fellow rowers to this prestigious event.
Information for Competitors
To ensure that the event runs smoothly, all competitors should make themselves aware of the information that is contained in the linked Information for Competitors document.
Rules of Racing
The regatta will be held under Scottish Rowing rules and will also abide by the rules of the river. All competitors must make themselves aware of these rules prior to racing.
The Results of the 2015 Regatta are now available. 2015 Regatta Results