Regatta Stream Stories

Stagger at the Start

Crews sometimes question the fairness of the course at Reading Amateur Regatta and assumptions are made that one racing station is favourable over the other due to the staggered start used for races on Saturdays. On Saturday, the race start may be staggered to take account of stream conditions on the day.

The results from previous years racing have been analysed and show that between 2008 and 2012, from 865 races, 50.5% (437) were won on the Berkshire station and 49.5% (428) were won on Oxfordshire.

The distribution of wins between stations of the last 5 years can be found here.