Royal Regatta River Parade

Saturday 31st August, 2024 at 2pm

What to Expect

The parade continues to attract communities from up and down the river. It includes some of the beautiful yachts that have previously enjoyed visits to Classic Regattas or Regatta Parades. Each year there are prizes to be won and this year is no different...


There is a prize for the best salute and/or for best dressed vessel and crew.

One classic craft will be awarded the traditional Regatta Grockel Cup.

And this years Fancy Dress theme is 'STEAM' in homage to 100 years of the Kingswear Paddle Steamer.

All of our winners will receive a Port of Dartmouth Regatta Winners Mug, specially designed for 2024.

Entry Requirements

  • Boats of any description that on the day must be propelled by either a motor or manpower with oars; sails will not be hoisted.
  • Each boat must be able to maintain a controlled passage speed of 3 knots.
  • Each boat and skipper must be suitably insured.

Registration closing date is Friday 16th August 2024. Final Parade Instructions will be sent 23rd August 2024

For further information please contact:


  • From Noss on Dart Marina participants will called to proceed by the Parade Marshall on VHF Channel 11 – so make sure you have your Registration Number visible.
  • Vessels will follow closely, one by one, in numerical order to form a Majestic Parade but also maintaining safety.
  • Head down river at 3 knots on the Dartmouth side of the river.
  • We also¬†look forward to welcoming our Guests in Steam Boats who will be joining the Parade
  • The Salute will be taken outside the Dartmouth Yacht Club at the VIP tent.

Sponsored by Noss on Dart, Premier Marinas

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