Project information

Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

Our Club caters, in the main, for young people from the age of 10 through 18. For those in the age group 10 to 14 there is very little opportunity for competition. The chance arose for us to use the stunning setting at Blenheim to provide a 4 lane 500 meter course for this age group.

June 2018 - June 2018

Charity information: Hinksey Sculling School Ltd.

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  • Need


    The lack of racing opportunites for the very youngest athletes in the rowing and sculling sport.


    The regatta is specifically aimed at juniors aged 14 and below. The regatta will offer them a chance to compete in a series of 500 metre multi-lane races, an opportunity which is very rare for younger rowers. We will provide a safe environment for grassroots rowing where junior rowers can experience the competitive world of rowing in an idyllic setting. This is the first regatta of its kind in the United Kingdom to give young rowers to compete against their peers in 500 m lane racing.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a first time racing opportunity for our young people.


    » Secure funding for the rent of the site and the required infrastructure to run a properly run event. The set up costs are in the order of £17,000.
    » Secure Funding for the Gold , Silver and Bronze medals required for each event. 225 in total costing around £1500.
    » Secure funding through Advertising in the Regatta Programme.
    » Arrange for our team of volunteers to run the event.

    By running a successful event for the day

  • Impact


    Keeping the young people in the sport who otherwise might leave because of a lackof opportunity to compete.


    Bad Weather for which we have cancellation Insurance.


    On our Website and directly as appropriate

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £17,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,600 Site Fee & Infrastructure Hire of site and pontoons
      £8,900 Operating Requirements Layout and staffing

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Scullery £3,500 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The family home of the Dukes of Marlborough


    The athletes and their family members who are drawn from clubs countywide

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are one of the many organisations who are able to demonstrate a use of the Palace Grounds which fits with their requirements.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Henry Bullough

    Joint - Chair of the Regatta Committee

    Alice Carrington-Windo

    Joint-Chair of the Regatta Committee