Below is the programme outline for the City Barge Boat Club International Venetian Regatta, September 14-18, 2022. We suggest that visitors arrive on Tuesday, 13th September if they would like to take part in all the activities planned.

WEDNESDAY SEPT 14th: VISIT OXFORD

09.00 Short WALKING TOURS of central OXFORD.

12.00 Return to Longbridges Boathouse and row for a late LUNCH (13.30) at The Old Bookbinders Arms in Jericho, OX2 6BT. Afterwards, play Pétanque beside the canal.

Radcliff Camera

THURSDAY, SEPT 15th: HENLEY-ON-THAMES.

Henley Royal Regatta
09.00 A visit by public transport to Henley-on-Thames. Lead by Richard Robinson

12.30 Lunch at Leander Rowing Club—the rowing club with the most Olympic medals in the world.

14.30 Walk to the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.

16.30 Caroline Bleakley has kindly offered tea on her balcony overlooking the regatta course

17.00 Return to Oxford.

FRIDAY, SEPT 16th: VENETIAN REGATA, DAY 1.

09.00 LAUNCH BOATS, install rowing course, raise flags, set up tea and coffee service.

09.30 DRAW of crews in pairs for racing.

10.00 RACE round the Island, timing each individual pair.

13.00 LUNCH provided by the club in Hertford College Clubroom.

15.00 DOWNSTREAM ROW for fun to the Isis Farmhouse/Kings Arms at Sandford, lead by Pauline Dobbs.

19.00 Dinner for 24 (approx.) for the City Barge 30th Anniversary Celebration

Race around the Island course

SATURDAY, SEPT 17th: VENETIAN REGATA, DAY 2

Around the buoy

09.00 LAUNCH BOATS, install rowing course, raise flags, set up tea and coffee service.

09.30 DRAW of crews in pairs for racing.

10.00 RACE I: Round the Buoys in the Thames in pairs, timing each single pair.

12.00 RACE II: a longer course (10-15 minutes) for open pairs representing a club, town, or country.

13.00 LUNCH provided by the club in Hertford College Clubroom, followed by

14.00 PRIZE-GIVING over drinks and sweets.

15.00 Afternoon ROW FOR FUN upstream to Paper Boat Café/Punter lead by Pauline Dobbs.

SUNDAY, SEPT 18th: MORE ENTERTAINMENT and FAREWELL

10.00 A ROW UP THE CHERWELL river to the rollers for coffee.

12.30 Shared LUNCH (bring you own) at the Boathouse in Hertford Clubroom.

14.00 EGG-THROWING CONTEST on the grass downstream from the boathouse.

16.00 Farewell to all.

Race around the Island course

—Ricardo, August 5, 2022