Molesey Regatta

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Molesey Regatta painted in 1874 by Alfred Sisley

Molesey Regatta is a rowing regatta, on the River Thames in England which takes place at Molesey, Surrey on the reach above Molesey Lock with the finish line between Hurst Park which hosts all of its stalls and marquees and the wharf for a passenger ferry, which is cancelled during its divisions.

The regatta attracts crews from clubs based at rivers and canals around the UK. Racing takes place on the 850-metre downstream course that stretches from Platts Eyot. The main regatta takes place on Saturday and the Molesey Junior Regatta, on a shorter course, takes place on Sunday.

Molesey Regatta was established in 1867 and the main supporting club has been Molesey Boat Club. The Molesey Amateur[n 1] Regatta Committee also organizes the Molesey Veteran Head held in the Spring about six weeks before the UK's Head of the River Race. In 2007, the regatta was cancelled for the first time because of river conditions.

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  1. ^ For the historic, abolished distinction between 'Amateur' and 'Professional' rowers see British Rowing.

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