Side by side rowing races along the Friars Meadow stretch of the River Stour. Excellent family event with food and drink available all day. Opportunity to watch exciting races between competing rowing clubs from around the UK including some international visiting rowers. No booking required, http://www.sudburyrowingclub.org.uk
Water Frolics with the River Stour Trust at Dedham. Please see website for further details River Stour Trust
The annual Manningtree Regatta includes mud sports in the morning. Stour Sailing Club
This event is held annually and is a FREE, low-key, laid back, fun afternoon. Organised by coracle owners with support from the River Stour Trust to offer everyone an opportunity to try to handle one of these unusual craft. The ‘coraclers’ not only share their craft but spend time explaining the best way of moving along the river. If you own a coracle but would prefer not to share it just bring it along and join in the fun. People of all ages can have a go and some get wet! Life jackets are available and there are safety boats on hand. Spectators are kept entertained throughout the afternoon by races such as the ‘Poachers Run’.
Sudbury Rowing Club’s Annaul Regatta takes place on the first Saturday of August each year. The 650m Rowing course is raced upstream from a stake boat start along a course characterised by some challenging bends. One of the highlights of the regatta is the sprint eights event, racing for hip-flasks along the last and straighter 350m.
Sudbury Rowing Club
The Stour Sailing Club will be holding the annual Rowing Festival at Manningtree which will again include the Gigs and also a variety of other traditional rowing boats from Clubs around the East Coast
This popular event takes place annually over a weekend in September. Participants navigate the 24.5 mile of the River Stour from Sudbury to the Cattawade Barrier, enjoying its many delights.