Competitors from across the UK to take part in Shrewsbury Regatta

The annual Shrewsbury Regatta takes place this weekend with competitors from across the UK taking part.

Shrewsbury Regatta will take place this weekend
Shrewsbury Regatta will take place this weekend

Organised by Pengwern Boat Club, the two-day event will take place from 8.30am to 6pm each day and will see rowers compete on a stretch of the river between Kingsland Bridge and Pengwern Boat Club.

Saturday will see competitors tested along a 1,000km course while Sunday is dedicated to a 500m sprint course with races starting around every three minutes.

There will be races for 8’s, 4’s and pairs as well as quad, double and single sculling boats.

Around 1,500 competitors will take to the water including men, women, juniors and veterans.

The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871.

Members of the public can watch the event for free from banks of the River Severn.