Hanseatic Royal Regatta, Kings Lynn
Wanted: Coastal Rowing Boats to take part in a new event in Kings Lynn 20th May 2018:
Race details; 3 short, 2 mile dashes along the waterfront, around and under a bridge starting and finishing off at the historic Purfleet Quay and Customs House. Ladies, then Mens, then Mixed; half hourly starts; first at High Water =1/2:(10:00am). We are constrained to 10 boats for each race so, first come, first served.
-The event: every year Kings Lynn celebrates its Hanseatic history with a Hanse Day; see Hanse festival
For 2018 we will create a visual spectacle to showcase King’s Lynn’s maritime past and also demonstrate how the river could be used for pleasure going forward. All Coastal Rowing Crews welcome…… Local businesses, the Conservancy Board, Borough Council and local Historical Society are all supporting the event. This will be a regatta and river display with other craft (such as Baden Powell and Coastal Exploration Company) on show. All alongside a pageant, stalls and music throughout the old quarter of Kings Lynn, centred on Purfleet and South Quay where the pageant and regatta start and finish take place.
Should you prefer to make a weekend of it, skiffs can be launched and left moored in the river the day before and these links will show you what to see and do and where to stay:
-If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com