Virtual entries open for the “2020 Regatta”

Although the Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta cannot take place this weekend, we can announce that Virtual Punting in Canoes will be available to all.

Whilst this cannot hope to replace the Regatta, we hope that it will kindle enough memories of the fellowship and fun enjoyed by so many at this time of year to tide us over to next year.  It is hoped that as many supporters and competitors, aged 0 to 100, will agree to enter in pairs into this utterly frivolous event. Family pairings are especially welcome.

The way it works:

  • you enter as a pair by emailing canoepunter@gmail.com with your name and the name of your partner with their email address by midnight on Wednesday 5 August
  • At 1200 on Thursday 6 August the draw will be sent to all who enter
  • The results of each race will be decided by the toss of a Virtual coin
  • Updated draws with the results will be sent out by email on a regular basis, during Friday and Saturday
  • The result of the final will be published around 1800 on Saturday

You do not have to:

  • dress up
  • be able to swim
  • be able to punt
  • pay
  • think about Health & Safety

You do have to 

  • respond  by emailing  canoepunter@gmail.com with your name and the name of your partner with their email address by midnight on Wednesday 5 August
  • have an enthusiastic sense of frivolity and fun

Good Luck!