Coracle Regatta

SATURDAY 8 AUGUST 2020 at Bures

This event is held annually usually on the first Saturday in August (*CHANGE OF DATE FOR 2020!*) on the river besides Bures Recreation Ground (click here for link to Google Maps). This event has a fancy name but is in fact a FREE, low-key, laid back, fun afternoon.

Organised by coracle owners with support from the River Stour Trust to offer everyone an opportunity to try to handle one of these unusual craft. People of all ages can have a go and some get wet! Life jackets are available and there are safety boats on hand. Spectators are kept entertained throughout the afternoon by races such as the ‘Poachers Run’.

The ‘coraclers’ not only share their craft but spend time explaining the best way of moving along the river. If you own a coracle but would prefer not to share it just bring it along and join in the fun.

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