Skiff Championships Regatta - History


The regatta was originally the Teddington Reach Regatta held at Teddington, which was founded in 1892 as the Teddington Reach Aquatic Sports. At that time there were events for canoeing, dongola racing, tug-of-war in punts and swimming as well as the skiff racing. The Gentlemen's Double Sculls event at that regatta was nominated as the Championship of the Thames in 1897 and by 1906 the Gentlemen's Single Sculls, the Mixed Double Sculls and Ladies' Double Sculls were accorded Championship status. The Ladies' Single Sculls were introduced in 1957. The course was 1000 metres upstream from Teddington Lock to Steven's Eyot.

In the 1970s the regatta enclosure at Kingston upon Thames became unavailable because of redevelopment. The last regatta was held at Teddington in 1972, and in 1974 it moved to its present site at Henley to become the Skiff Championships Regatta.

Past and present Presidents of the regatta are

  • H Pullman
  • F S Lowe
  • J E Edgecombe
  • C W Wise
  • K E Foat
  • F J Rosewell ( –1974)
  • V A C Wood (1975–1992)
  • R F Thompson (1993–2002)
  • D W Gramolt (2003– )

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