Practice Sessions and Free Training

Practice Sessions

We highly recommend booking some practice sessions before taking part in Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta.

The Regatta offers competitors a chance to practice using regatta boats approximately three weeks before the regatta begins. There are practice stations on the Shiplake bank in the enclosure field at the bottom of Mill Lane, and on the Wargrave bank at Wargrave Boat Club.

Practice bookings open 3 weeks before the Regatta.

Practice sessions for 2024 run from Thursday 25th July to Wednesday 7th August.

Please read the full details of practice arrangements

The Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta is always looking for people to help supervise practice sessions, so if you are interested please email:

Free Training

Each year, the Regatta holds free training sessions, for 2024 these are on 30th June and 14th July. This is the perfect opportunity for complete novices to learn how to skiff, dongle, canoe or punt from some of the most experienced and skilled WSR competitors around.

Find out all the details here

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We look forward to seeing you!