Gallery: People come from far and wide for popular Sudbury regatta

The Sudbury Regatta on the River Stour in Sudbury. Sudbury (near) beat Lea to the line.

The Sudbury Regatta on the River Stour in Sudbury. Sudbury (near) beat Lea to the line. - Credit: Archant

More than 400 competitors and about 2,000 spectators turned out for Sudbury Rowing Club’s 134th International Regatta.

Taking place yesterday, the event involved a 650m rowing course along the River Stour.

Competitors had come from far and wide, with one from a Dutch club.

While they enjoyed the racing from Friars Meadow spectators were catered for with barbecue food, a hog roast, home-baked cakes and a selection of locally-brewed beer and real ales. There were also stalls, children’s activities, and live music at the event, which continued until 7pm.

Mike Arnott, chairman of Sudbury Rowing Club, said: “People come to this regatta because they know they are going to have a fun day and good day out and it’s a beautiful place to come. We are very pleased.”

Any profits made from the event, which is sponsored by research and marketing agency Mackman, go back into the club.