Regattas! Quintessentially British.... July 28, 2015 13:48
When the word regatta it mentioned, it sends visions of striped jackets and Pimms flowing from a seemingly endless source. Meanwhile attendees are either fixed intently on the rowing thats taking place or simply trying to remain upright!
All joking aside regatta season is steeped in tradition with one of the most famous being Royal Henley Regatta, hosted each year by the town of Henley on Thames. As one of the most eagerly awaited events on the British Summer calendar, it attracts thousands of people each year from all over the world.
Smaller riverside towns in the UK also have their own traditions and regattas. Some examples being Marlow and Hurley to name but a few. These smaller, more intimate events have taken to using wristbands as a means of security and keeping track of attendees.