We have taken the decision to cancel the War of the Roses on Saturday 25th April due to the Coronavirus. This was a difficult decision, but it is a fast moving situation and we would have had participants from all around the North of England and this the Club decided creates an unnecessary risk of transmission of the disease. We are sorry that we have had to make this decision but feel it is in the best interest of all concerned. I know many of you will be disappointed as is the Club as it is always a very convivial event particularly the “CURRY FEST “ afterwards. We look forward to seeing you next year when hopefully the situation will have calmed down.
This is Bradford’s unique invitational Annual Veterans Regatta. Clubs across the North send veteran crews of all ages and abilities who are then mixed up and sent out in Fours and Quads for a crazy knockout competition! It’s a great day, not to be taken too seriously and a lovely way to meet people from other Clubs and experience some mad sprint racing! The day culminates with an Eight’s sprint between a Red Rose crew and a White Rose crew with names being pulled from a hat. Curry and beer finishes the evening in style . Since the event started in 2008 the winners of the Peter Finney trophy for the 8s race are as follows:
2008 – Red Rose 2009 – Red Rose 2010 – White Rose
2011 – White Rose 2012 – cancelled due to high water
2013 – White Rose 2014 – Red Rose 2015 – White Rose
2016 – White Rose 2017 – Red Rose 2018 – White Rose
The 2020 event will be held on the 25th April.