Rock the boat 2020 has been cancelled.

Dreamt up in 2013 by James Thompson and Matthew Brittain, it’s the regatta that throws out all the rules and aims to get as many people as possible involved in this awesome sport.

A race like no other, offering clubs, parents or old boys and girls the chance to team up and race against the best of the best.

Can your crew beat the likes of Olympic Gold Medalists?


a regatta with a difference

As with most things at Rock the Boat, anything goes. Everyone can enter any boat class or combination you can imagine.


timed racing

All crews race a head race in either the 1km or the 2km event in the morning. Based on times achieved, crews will be ranked into a series of finals in a standard eight lane format – fastest 8 crews in ‘A-final’, next 8 into the ‘B-Final’ and so on.


close finishes

Difference comes in that the crews competing in each final will not necessarily be of the same class (or even gender or age!), but will rather be of very similar speed across the water, guaranteeing some cracking racing and close finishes.


high performers

Each crew will have their time compared to the John Waugh Rock the Boat benchmark times, and the crew with the highest percentage will be deemed the High Performer of the day.

Take a look at our 2019 event to see what the fuss is all about.

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