221st Whitstable Regatta - by Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club

Whitstable and Herne Bay Lions Club welcome you to the 221th Anniversary of Whitstable Regatta. Being held on the 12th & 13th July 2014, it is probably the oldest sea Regatta in the world.

The two day event will be packed with fun, music, displays & races for the children - Everything to suit all the family.

There will be a series of seaborne events which were popular in my youth & in my grandparents' day. On Saturday we are hoping for the boats of yesteryear & on Sunday the Whitstable Yacht Club will be organising the sailing events. The local Lifeboat Service will also be demonstrating their skills at a seaborne rescue. There is also the return of the “Greasy Pole” for a fourth year.

The Saturday finale will be he Grand Firework Display out at sea. Certainly something to see.

Something a little different from the depths of time, medieval history brought to life with the East Kent Historical Organisation; certainly worth a look and exciting to watch.

Throughout the two days there are a magnificent array of stalls, sideshows and all the fun of the fair brought to you by Traditional Fairground Amusements.

Whitstable Regatta being held on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th July 2014

To book pitches for the Regatta contact Regatta Secretary Lion Eddy Warn

01227 266919 or email the Lions


Today we finished celebrating the help the businesses of Whitstable, Tankerton, Swalecliffe and Seasalter had given to the Regatta by presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Mike Jones of EMM GEE SPORTS of 124 Tankerton Road, Tankerton who won our 3rd business raffle. All those who donated towards Regatta went into a draw and EEM GEE SPORT were worthy winner.

His prizes where presented by Lion Jill Shaw who organised the collection and raffle and Lion Mike Shaw Regatta Chairman for 2013. A bottle of Sparkling English Wine donated by the organiser, a superb Fruit Basket donated by Granny Smiths Greengrocer of Whitstable and a case of Whitstable Bay Pale Ale donated by Shepherd Neame, one of the Principal Regatta Supporters.

We would like to say a really big thank you to everybody who supported Regatta that raising over £1200 in cash plus in excess of 80 Raffle Prizes that went into the Regatta Tombola, raising a further £509. All this money went to help make the 220th Regatta a great success. Thanks also go to the Whitstable Times for running a series of articles concerning those who helped behind the scenes.