The Yare Cup

The Yare Cup

On 22nd September 2019, hundreds of rowers from across the region will descend on the River Yare for the annual Yare Cup Smalls Boats Head race. The 3.7km rowing and sculling event has seen significant increases in popularity as the quality of rowing in the Norfolk Broads becomes widely known. Taking place on one of the most picturesque and sheltered stretches of water between The Water’s Edge public house in Bramerton and Whitlingham Green, there is also great viewing and plenty of opportunity for spectators to get into the racing spirit!

This year will see the return of the special category for those who are new to rowing. Run during our morning division and with no British Rowing membership needed for this ‘never raced before’ category, it is aimed at those rowers and scullers who are to get a taste for the thrill of racing in the Broads National Park.

Crews will be able to enter for a wide number of different boats, including quads and fours, doubles and pairs, and singles. The race will be held over two separate divisions - morning and afternoon – so crews can have twice the chance of bagging a winner’s trophy.

We are of course running the much-coveted Yare Cup Award, and the club with proportionally the most winners during the day will get to take the trophy back to their boathouse.

There is a full prize giving after the racing and of course refreshments and a BBQ are available to help refuel after the exertion!

Email to enter your crews or ask for further details.

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