Below is the provisionary event list. Expect more events to appear here soon
The 3rd Catsfield Boat Race and Family Fun Day is fast approaching and we still have spaces for the Boat Race. We’re up to 17 Boats and would really like to get to 20 as we had 17 last year and 16 in 2016 and we’ll have the 1066 Pipers & Drummers playing during the races at The White Hart pub. There will be road closures in place between 11am – 2pm for The Green, Church Road and Church Lane with diversions around the village during this time. We do ask that no cars are parked on the roads during the races so please use the recreation ground.
In addition to the main Race we also have a Children’s Boat Race, which will be at the recreation ground at 3pm. Please contact Poppy at Catsfield PreSchool if you’d like to enter (we only have 50 Boats) - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the Boat Race we have a fun-filled afternoon of live music (including Keren Keeler-Moore, Gerri & The Attrix and Astantine. We also have a gymnastics display, karate display, a bbq, licensed bar, giant assault course, bungee run, a Grand Draw (tickets on sale from Catsfield Village Store and on the day) and other activities from 1.30pm to 6pm.
If you’d like to take part in the Boat Race (still only £20 entry if registered before the 6th July) or to help on the day as we still need more Marshalls then please contact Scott Lavocah at email@example.com. This year we are supporting the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust and St Laurence Church.
|9.30 - 10.30am||Registration for teams|
|10.30am||Participant welcome & Safety Briefing|
|10.45am||Judging for Best Boat Award|
|11.00am||Boat Race Starts - 1066 Pipers open|
|12.30pm||Boat Race Grand Final|
|13.15pm||Boat Race Finish - 1066 Pipers close|
|13.30pm||Family Fun Day starts|
|14.30-14.50pm||Summerfields Gymnastics display|
|15.00-15.30pm||Kid's Boat Race|
|15.30-16.15pm||Gerri & The Attrix|
|16.15-16.35pm||CMA Karate Display|
Update: we made £500 this year. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us
Until 29th June boat race registrations will benefit from an early-bird price of £5 per person. Thereafter this will increase to £10, so hurry and get your team for 2018 together and registered!
It's a charity event, where teams run around the triangle created by The Green, Church Lane and Church Road. The runners carry boats (see images below), around the course, which is 1066 metres long.
In 2018 we will be raising money for both the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and St Laurence Church, Catsfield
In 2016 we raised money for Catsfield C of E School road calming project and St Michael's Hospice
The following article appeared in the Battle Observer in October 2016
2016 was the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and a small group of villagers thought Catsfield would benefit from a street event to raise money for village causes. Ninfield has their pram race and carnival, Battle has multiple events, so why not Catsfield? And so, after a couple of research trips to The White Hart, the Catsfield Boat Race was born!
|Winners||Out of the Blue|
|Runners-Up||Gas Plus Galleon|
|3rd Place||Ninfield Explorers|
|Winners||Steam Boat Willie|
|5 & Under||6 - 9 years||10-11 years|
|Winner||Gus Lavocah||Poppy Novis||Belle O'Farrell|
For 2016 winners click here
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 £5 per person to be eligible to compete.
Help from sponsors to help cover the costs this year will be greatly appreciated. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last, but not least, the spectators. Please follow us here and on our Facebook page in the build up to this event.
There is a fee of £10 per person to enter a boat. Please feel free to also raise sponsorship for you own charity
Sunday 8th July 2018
The races will start at 11:00a.m.
If you wish to enter the adult boat race around the village please fill out the "Team Participation Form"
Your boat must fully enclose the 4 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!!
2016 was the inaugural year of the Catsfield Boat Race. Please come along and help make 2018 an even greater event
Yes there will be a variety of food and drink stalls available on the day.
Of course! Sponsorship is very welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com for further details.
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.
Feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your queries.