Top 10 Dartmouth Royal Regatta Facts
1.During the waiters and waitresses race, only 1 hand is allowed to hold the tray and no hands on the glass.
2. The opening ceremony became part of the tradition of the Royal Regatta in the last century, having been established in 1933.
3. HMS Chiddingfold (M37), one of eight Hunt-class Minesweepers, under the Command of Lt. Commander Richard Rees RN, will be the Guardship this year.
4. The Newfound Friends section of the regatta have raised £750,000 for children’s charities
5. Dartmouth Royal Regatta’s patron is HRH the Duke of York
6. There will be two fireworks displays this uear, August 29 and 31.
7. The local rowing Whalers and blue boats are colour coded to help differentiate them during the race. The blue boats that are actually blue are part of the Ken Armstrong team.
8.In 1920 it was ruled that cox were to be over the age of 18. Nowadays they can cox from 12-years old.
9. The red arrows have agreed to have the heart made out of smoke dedicated to the highest bidder. It will be read out by Red 10 and all money goes to the regatta. Email your bid an hour before the display to email@example.com
10.One of the best vantage point to see the Red Arrows is from Jawbones field.