Thames Ditton Regatta was established in 1948. It remains a very popular event in the British rowing calendar. The charm of our traditional riverside setting attracts a full entry of over 200 crews from schools, clubs and universities from all over England. Racing takes place upstream on a 900-metre course that passes alongside Hampton Court Palace.
Author: Helena Smalman-Smith
Fours Head webmaster, expedition rower and creator of RowingStory.com
Here at TDR HQ we were literally HOWLING with laughter when we watched this wonderful entry from Jenny and Laurence of Kingston RC in the Performing Arts category, which is the runaway winner of TDArt 2021. Not only are we bowled over by their creativity and skill, we’re hugely touched by the huge vast amount of time and effort they clearly put into making this. We’re sure it will be a boost to the regatta-deprived rowing community everywhere, and suggest you watch it at least 3 times to get all of the clever details.
We’re really looking forward to their race entry at TDR 2022. Well, if Boris says we can start training for it with confidence, that must be true, right?