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Who is the Regatta for the Disabled for?

Regatta for the Disabled is for everyone regardless of their age or ability. Young children and those less able to row will be taken out on the water in the exclusive adapted river cruiser Rivertime, provided by the charity Rivertime Boat Trust. (see for all the information you need).

Two Open Launches will be provided by Hobbs of Henley for walk on passengers.

Regatta for the Disabled is also for local people and organisations who will form teams of 10 to put on races in brightly coloured bell boats.

I've never been on the water before. Can I join in?

Of course you can! This event is perfect for you as it is guaranteed to be fun, safe, enjoyable and we will give you all the help and guidance you need to make your first water adventure a memorable one.

Do I have an allocated time to go on the water?

Yes. Please book your session at the ‘Trip Boat’ tent early on the day of the event so as not to disappoint.

How long will I get on the water?

That depends on the type of boat you take a trip on and the number of people we have visiting on the day. We estimate that each water experience will last approximately 20 minutes.

Can I bring friends and family?

Please do! The event is for the whole community and we look forward to welcoming you all.

What things will there be to do on the land?

There will be a Punch and Judy show, Millers Ark animals, a climbing wall capable of taking a wheelchair, face painting, soft archery, side stalls and more.

We will be selling refreshments and food. The day will have a fun, festive feel to it and you will have a superb day out, both on the water and in The Paddock at Phyllis Court Club.

How much are the tickets?

Entry is £5 per person, carers enter for free. Purchase tickets at the gate on the day or in advance by clicking here. Parking is free and there will be reserved spaces for blue badge holders.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We have to listen to the weather reports and watch out for warning signs on the river to see if the water levels are okay on the day. In the event of torrential rain, high winds or rapid moving water the event will be cancelled.

Are assistance dogs allowed there on the day?

Yes, of course.

What will happen to my wheelchair whilst I'm in the water?

Marshalls will safely move the wheelchairs and assistive devices out of the way and return them to you when you have finished your boat ride.

What disabled toilet facilities will there be?

A fully accessible mobile toilet with  a lift, hoist and height-adjustable changing table will be on site, provided by RevoLOOtion

How did the event come about?

Regatta for the Disabled was born out of 2 colleagues attending the Royal Regatta and realising that our disabled daughters would never be able to experience anything like it. We decided to put on a day by the river celebrating the Thames in lovely surroundings. River trips and racing along with activities on land, that were fully accessible was the plan. We wanted the cost to be minimal for those coming which would mean us raising the money to support the event.  We approached Simon Davis for his expertise and he advised and joined us. The rest is history!

Our charity partners:
Who is in charge of the event?

Regatta for the Disabled is a volunteer-run charity. The Board of Trustees are: Ian Tritton, Lucy Walton and Steve Morton.

The Patrons are:
World Champion and Paralympic rower Helene Raynsford
Actor David Suchet OBE
Chairman of Phyllis Court Club