Catsfield Boat Race

The Triangle, Catsfield

14th June 2020 will see the running of the 5th annual Catsfield Boat Race and Family Fun Day
2019 was another great event raising over £2000 for local charities
The race was fantastic with 14 teams of four racing around the village carrying homemade boats.

The Family Fun day was a great success with loads of events including:
- the children's boat race, which was even more competitive than the adults'!
- a giant assault course, football competition, kids makeup
- pipers and drummers, stilt walker and two live bands
- BBQ, beer, Pimms and wine, cream teas, kids tuckshop
We are changing the format of the Catsfield Boat Race to make it more fun and more accessible.
This year the race will be a simple dash down the main road with a few obstacles to navigate
Hopefully competitors will appreciate the shorter course without the gruelling slog up Church Lane. This year it's all down hill baby!!!
In further change the races will be for 2 man boats (rather than 4). Time to challenge your former team-mates!
There will be an individually timed qualifying dash for each boat. Following this will be heats of several boats based on qualifying times, at this point obstacles will be introducted!!
The final will be raced between the heat winners.
Boats will be judged during the day using a Facebook poll and the winner will receive the prestigious award of Best Boat

So please come and join us on 14th June 2020 for a great day out



June 2020

Participate in this exciting new event

Please help use make this a fun and succesful charity event by participating as:


Fill out the Team Participation Form. You will then receive an information pack with general info, boat building tips and more. There is an entry fee of £10 per boat to be eligible to compete.


Help from sponsors to help cover the costs this year will be greatly appreciated. Please contact us at


Last, but not least, the spectators. Please follow us here and on our Facebook page in the build up to this event.

Team Participation Form

There is a fee of £10 to enter a boat. Please feel free to also raise sponsorship for you own charity

Your Details

Download the registration form here

Who is supporting us?

Here is the full list of sponsors that are helpling us

Headline Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Catsfield Boat Race?

Sunday 14th June 2020

What time do the races start?

The races will start at 11:00p.m.

How can I get involved in the boat races?

If you wish to enter the adult boat race around the village please fill out the "Team Participation Form"

Are there any rules on boat construction?

Your boat must fully enclose the 2 member crew and must resemble a boat. Construction, size and shape are all open to your imagination. The boat should be as light as practical and must have no sharp edges in case the crew falls. Remember: now that Highways have unblocked the drains on Church Road there is NO WATER on this course, so your legs will to poke out of the bottom!!

How long has the Catsfield Boat Race been going?

2016 was the inaugural year of the Catsfield Boat Race. Please come along and help make 2020 an even greater event

Can I get something to eat and drink at the event?

Yes there will be a variety of food and drink stalls available on the day.

Can my company sponsor any of the events?

Of course! Sponsorship is very welcome. Please contact us at for further details.

What if I live on the triangle?

The road closure itself is only 3 hours (11am to 2pm), and we would politely request that any cars parked on these roads are either temporarily moved to the village car park, or if access is needed between these times, parking further up Church Road towards the school would allow you to arrive/leave as desired. Further details of the road closure will be announced shortly, with access to Skinners Lane and The Normanhurst Estate being unaffected.

Still have an enquiry?

Feel free to drop us an email at and we will answer your queries.



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Do you have more Questions?

Please contact us with any questions regarding the event.