Autumn Regatta 2016

This year's Autumn regatta will be held on the 11th of September 2016

Once in the boating area, please report to the Secretary's tent to collect your numbers and pay, if you have not already done so. Numbers will not be given without payment.

Crews should be in the boat marshalling area behind Noah’s Gateway at least 20 minutes before race time, please find your opposition and move to the Gateway together.

If you wish to practise there is plenty of water beyond the start, but please note that you will be out of earshot of the start marshals, and therefore still responsible for being at the start on time.

When going afloat please follow the marshals' instructions - a steady flow of crews going on and off the water is essential if we are to keep to time; everybody, including you, will enjoy the day more if we finish on time.

Crews going to the start should keep to the Meadow or boating side of the river until asked to come through the start area. Please watch out for crews going wide as they race.

Race Times and Entry



Any problems please email regatta at cambridge99.org


For CRA entries please use this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ftVcfabJtEGkETb83

Entires close at 18:00 on Sunday 4th September (so if you are racing at Lea Autumn please ensure you enter before leaving for the regatta)

Where we have been told of doubling up, or boat sharing, we have tried to accommodate it in the timetable.

Our regatta relies on competitors being flexible. Should there be a clash of race times we shall ask you to contact your opponents and agree a new time. We reserve the right to enforce the timetable.

If you wish to boat from off the regatta field then we expect you to have an ‘agent’ on site with a mobile phone so that if the race time needs changing they can contact you, note if you are not represented and we bring the race forward, you will still be disqualified if you turn up late for the new time.

Safety and Circulation

We have realised that wherever we position a safety launch it will be in the wrong place. We are therefore relying on throw lines at the umpires’ and marshals’ positions should anyone get into difficulty. In the event of capsize, stay with your boat and wait for assistance. If, but only if you feel able to do so, swim with your boat to the edge of the river - aim for the Meadow side which is quite shallow. The river is about 2.5 metres deep in the middle.




Boat trailers and cars carrying boats should bear right and park in the boating area. Cars without boats should bear left and go behind the main marquee where they can park overlooking the river and racing. Please park trailers back from the river to leave an area between them and the river clear for boats going afloat and coming off the river, it makes it easier for everyone.

Problems and Emergencies

If you have any enquiries before the day, please email regatta at cambridge99.org

Information Documents

Download Information for Competitors PDF (288K)

Download Marshal Instructions PDF (1.1M)

Download Overall Safety Plan PDF (1.1M)

Download Risk Assessment PDF (280K)

Download Safety Briefing PDF (523K)

Download Welfare Statement and Policy PDF (163K)


Approaching from the North, South and West

Head for the A14 Cambridge Northern Bypass, signposted Newmarket, Ipswich and Europe. (Use the M11 from the South, A428 from Bedford, A14 from the Midlands, and A1 to Huntingdon then A14 from North).

Follow the A14 (previously A45), under the A10, over a railway line and the river Cam, and turn left onto B1047, signposted Horningsea, Fen Ditton, and Cambridge Airport.

At the top of the run off from the A14, at the traffic lights, turn right over the A14 towards Fen Ditton and the Airport. At the first cross-roads, by the Blue Lion pub on the left, turn right towards the river (signposted).


Approaching from the East

Head for Cambridge Airport off the A14 and turn right towards Fen Ditton at the traffic lights after the Airport, turning left at the Blue Lion in Fen Ditton


Fen Ditton

The regatta field is shown on the interactive map.

Keep straight down the High Street to the river, i.e. keep to the left of the Church - watch out for a bad ramp in the road near the bottom of the lane.Turn left at the bottom into Ditton Meadows - if towing a long trailer, be careful of the corner.