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Crews prepare to make a splash at Sunbury Amateur Regatta

« Back to News & Events | 27 July 2017 | News

A crowd of thousands is expected to turn out for the annual Sunbury Amateur Regatta.

This year’s event is being held on Saturday 12th August, with a series of races taking place on the River Thames throughout the day.

Children’s entertainment and rides, food stalls from around the world, bar tents, live music, face painting and tug-o-war provide entertainment through to dusk when the renowned fireworks display, which has been sponsored by Fairview New Homes, entertains people for miles around.

The Fairview Fireworks Display will follow an illuminated sail past of boats from Middle Thames Yacht Club who every year organise that activity and keep themes for illuminations secret until the night itself.

Money generated by the event is put back into providing facilities for various water-based activities on the river including the Edith Topsfield Children’s Regatta that takes place on Sunday 13th August, as well as other local causes.

Teams can be entered and more information can be found at

Marcus O’Shea, committee member of the Sunbury Amateur Regatta, said: “The regatta is the biggest event in Sunbury’s social calendar, and the largest amateur Regatta after Henley is a fantastic way of bringing the community together and providing the opportunity for an entertaining day out for thousands of families.

“The event is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year and we are hoping to make it bigger and even more successful than ever.

“The firework display has become an increasingly popular fixture of the event, and we are delighted that Fairview New Homes has kindly agreed to sponsor this year’s display.”

Fairview is building new homes at its Apollo development, on the former Page Aerospace site off Forge Lane in Sunbury.

Jeremy Gee, Main Board Director for Fairview, said: “We are always pleased to support local events and causes in areas where we are building new homes, and we are delighted to be supporting this year’s Sunbury Amateur Regatta.

“We wish the organisers every success for the event and we hope that everyone enjoys what I am sure will be a spectacular firework display over the Thames.”


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