Event Diary

2017 Regatta Events Diary

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Sat 29th Jul, Sun 30th JulMon 31st Jul, Tues 1st Aug, Wed 2nd Aug, Thurs 3rd Aug, Fri 4th Aug, Sat 5th Aug, Sun 6th Aug

Please note that for all events with a stated age limit, the qualifying age is as on day of race/event.

For all nautical events, children aged 16 and under must wear lifejackets (not supplied).

All trophy winners from throughout Regatta Week are invited to attend the Presentation Evening.

Sat 24th June
6.00 pm registration 6.30 pm start Barham Cup  Click here for details
Sat 29th July
2.00 pm Kayak and Paddleboard Races Registration at the Ship Inn beach.Entry fees: Under 16’s – free; 16’s and over – £1.Races (order to be determined on the day):Girls (Under 12); Boys (Under 12);Boys (12-16 years); Girls (12-16 years); Men (over 16’s); Ladies (over 16’s); Mixed Double Kayak.  All equipment supplied.  sup
4.00 pm Junior Seine Boat Race Registration and coxes meeting.  Race to follow.
5.00 pm RTRC League Seine Boat Racing Normal RTRC race rules apply.  Coxes meeting followed by Ladies and Men’s RTRC League Seine Boat Races.  rowing boat
Sun 30th Jul
10.00 am registration 10.30 am start Fun Run Course runs from East Cliff Cafe, along the seafront to the lighthouse and finishes back at the East Cliff Cafe (course is approximately 1 mile). Come and join this family fun event and enjoy the scenery at a more sedate pace.Registration near East Cliff Cafe.Entry fee: £1 for adults; Under 16’s – free.  fun run
2.00 pm Rowing Races Entries and registration accepted on the day.This Regatta event has some hard fought races together with plenty of fun activities, with something for all ages and abilities.Fully equipped boats are available if required.Whether a novice or an experienced rower, come along and join in with this fun afternoon of activities.Great entertainment for spectators too!Cash prizes for race winners.1.30pm: Registration near Ferry landing.Entry fees: Under 16’s – free; 16’s and over – £1 per race.2.00pm: Races start (order to be determined on the day):Men’s pairs, Men over 40,Men’s singles, Mixed pairs,Ladies pairs, Ladies over 40, Ladies singles, Ladies backwater race, Boys under 18, Boys under 14, Boys under 12,Men’s backwater race, Girls under 18, Girls under 14, Girls under 12, Generation Race (adult with under 12 & adult with over 12), Relay Race under(under 16’s & adults), Balloon Race, Shovel race – 4 people, 2 shovels, 1 bucket to be supplied by committee – boats with buoyancy tanks only..!Events are subject to change.Please note that for all events with a stated age limit, the qualifying age is as on day of race/event.For all nautical events, children aged 16 and under must wear lifejackets (not supplied).All trophy winners from throughout Regatta Week are invited to attend the Presentation Evening.Trophies will only be presented to children rowing in the correct age group.  rowing boat
Mon 31st Jul
12.00 pm Crab Catching Cash prizes for the most and heaviest crabs caught (various categories). Supply your own crab line and bait (these can be purchased from the volunteers on the day).  At the Fish & Sand Quays near the New Quay Inn. Free entry.  Age groups: 6 and under; over 6’s.Crab lines only to be used – one crab line only per competitor (or team/pair), one small bait bag only per line and no landing or drop nets allowed. Children under 6 permitted to have adult help.  crab catching

Follows on from Crab Catching

Crab Racing  Crab Race – fastest crab from those caught. All crabs to be returned to the water alive!  
6.30 pm doors open7.00 pm start Quiz Night Pre-register your team for this popular event now by texting Kathy on 07977 057122.Come and test your general knowledge at Teignmouth Rugby Club. Teams of up to 6. Entry fee: £10 per team. Maximum of 15 teams on a first come, first served basis.  

Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

 quiz night
Tues 1st Aug
10.00 am All Day Fete  On the den.
10.00 am Sandcastles Traditional castles and sand sculptures allowed. Plastic spades only.  Prizes for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age groupOn the front beach near the Pier. Free entry.Age categories: 0-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years;12-16 years.Teams must work to the oldest entrant’s age category.  sandcastles
Follows straight on from Sandcastles Children’s Treasure Hunt Plastic spades only. There will be two separate areas for digging. Dig in the sand to find prize tickets to exchange for prizes. One “star prize” awarded per age category.On the front beach close to the Sandcastle Competition – Free entry.Age categories: 0-5 years; 6 years and over.  treasure hunt
2.00 pm Pavement Artist Children are invited to draw a picture using provided chalk onto a paving slab. Prizes for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group.To qualify for entry all competitors must work alone.On the Promenade near the Beachcomber – Free entry.Age categories: 0-5 years; 6-8 years; 9-11 years; 12-16 years.  pavement artist
6.00 pm registration 6.30 pm start Family Treasure Hunt Team event (maximum of 4 adults). Clues are provided to follow a trail around the town and river beach areas on foot.Cash prizes: 1st place £20; 2nd place £10; 3rd place £5.Registration of teams at the Ship Inn. Entry fee: £5 per team. Maximum of 30 teams on a first come, first served basis.Staggered start (late entries are eligible up to 7.30pm).Prize giving at approximately 9.00pm outside the Ship Inn.  family treasure hunt
Wed 2nd Aug
2.00 pm Sports Cash prizes, or trophies for local winners.On The Den. Free entry, no registration required.Running Races 5 years and under (boys & girls) 6 & 7 years (boys & girls), 8 & 9 years (boys & girls), 10 & 11 years (boys & girls), 12 years and over (boys & girls).Sack Races 6 & 7 years (boys & girls), 8 & 9 years (boys & girls), 10 & 11 years (boys & girls), 12 years and over (boys & girls).Wheelbarrow Races* 8 & 9 years (mixed), 10 & 11 years (mixed), 12 years and over (mixed).Egg & Spoon Races 5 years and under (mixed), 6 & 7 years (boys & girls)Piggy Back Races* 8 & 9 years (mixed), 10 & 11 years (mixed), 12 years and over (mixed)*The Wheelbarrow and Piggy Back race competitors must be within the same age group.Mum’s Sprint – Trophy for local winner.  Dad’s Sprint – Trophy for local winner.  Local Boys 12-16 years – Trophy for winner. Local Girls 12-16 years – Trophy for winner.Adult Egg & Spoon Race.  Adult Three Legged Race.Various races for 5’s and under.Please note: All “Fun Sports” events are subject to change and this running order could change on the day.  sports
Thurs 3rd Aug
7.00 pm Services Triathlon Watch our local public service teams swim, run and row in an action packed event starting from Lifeboat Lane. Presentation of trophy afterwards at New Quay Inn  tri
Fri 4th Aug
6.30 pm assemble7.00 pm start Raft Race Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and can only be booked in advance from Sat 29th July by calling/texting Will Burton on ***** .  Teams of 4 are invited to put on fancy dress (optional) and to build a raft using provided materials only, and then race the raft around our course within the river.Entry is strictly limited to 16 teams of 4, one member of which must be a lady or under 16. All materials, paddles and buoyancy aids are supplied (buoyancy aids supplied by Sea Sports South West). There will be a number of heats followed by a grand final.Prizes are awarded for the biggest ‘You’ve been framed moment’ and best fancy dress. The overall and fastest winners will be awarded with the Raft Race Regatta Trophy.Cash prizes: 1st place £20, 2nd place £15, 3rd place £10.Register your team at the Ship Inn. Entry fee: £10 per team.Presentations are at the Ship Inn (with music) following the racing.  raft
Sat 5th Aug
3.00pm Dinghy Racing Organised by Shaldon Sailing Club.  Two Sea Races.  Please contact David Bayliss (SSC) for further details – Tel 01626 872243.
All Day Shaldon Water Carnival  Further details can be found at Shaldon Water Carnival Website
Sun 6th Aug
11.15 am Beach Lifesaving Display Offshore from the front beach by the pier, our local Lifesavers start the day off with a demonstration of life saving techniques.  
11.30 am Coastguard & R.N.L.I. Display Offshore from the front beach, by the pier – a superb spectator event showing the skill and courage of our rescue personnel, using  Teignmouth’s own inshore lifeboat, the Torbay offshore lifeboat and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter from Portland (subject to availability).  helo
2pm Floaty McFloat Race Race your chosen inflatable from Gales Hill to the bottom of Lifeboat Lane! More details to follow
3.00 pm Floating Target Football Try your football skills by kicking 3 balls into our floating target.Registration at the Sand Quay.Entry fees:  Under 16’s – free; 16 & over £1 per entry.  
4 pm onwards Presentation EveningandEnd of Regatta BBQ

Presentation of all other Regatta trophies will take place at

Outside the Ship Inn

Current trophy holders should ensure that the trophies are returned (cleaned and polished!) to Lucy Pitts (telephone 07968 423016).


We hope you enjoy this year’s exciting activities

All events are subject to weather conditions and attendance of participants.

The Committee reserves the right to alter events to suit conditions as they occur.

The Committee accept no responsibility or liability for alteration or cancellation of events.

The Committee can accept no liability for any loss of, or damage to, property or injury to persons arising from any of the events of Teignmouth Regatta.

All persons competing do so at their own risk, both to themselves and to their equipment and as to Third Parties.

The entry of competitors under the age of 16 is only accepted if those competitors are accompanied by an adult.

All entrants to these activities are deemed to have accepted the conditions of entry which are available within this programme and on www.teignmouthregatta.co.uk

See you all next year for

Teignmouth Regatta 2018 Saturday 28th July to Sunday 5th August (TBC)