Regatta Week

What a great Regatta Week we had in 2023 for both competitors and spectators! We had sun, we had wind, we had fun and we were wonderfully looked after by our teams of volunteers in the galley, bar, safety boats and race box.

Make sure you have the 2024 dates in your diary: Monday 5th August 2024 to Friday 9th August 2024.

Deben Regatta Week is an ideal opportunity to get out and enjoy the river, whether you are young, old, just starting out in racing or are a seasoned campaigner. Visitors are welcome and because it’s handicap racing, all the family can take part in whatever class you choose. In fact, under 18s are particularly encouraged to participate.

The fleets are divided into Fast, Medium and Slow with exact PY splits depending on the number and range of entries. In 2023, we had Mirrors and Toppers right through to a Merlin Rocket, Vortex and Osprey.

Club boats are available to hire for the week. Options include Topper, Argo, Feva and Laser.

Racing starts at a different time each day due to the tide so please check the 2024 Club Programme for the daily first start times and the times of high water.  2 races are normally held back-to-back for days 1 to 4 with the aim of finishing before the tide turns at High Water. The final day comprises a cup race for each fleet, usually venturing further down-river.

Full details of the racing, including Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Entry Forms will be available here nearer the time.

If you have any questions about taking part, please email