***CANCELLED FOR 2020***
Paignton Regatta is back for it's 173rd Year!
You've come to the right place to find all the details of our events and entertainment in 2020
Our ethos is:
"For the Community, By the Community, Supporting the Community"
That means you have over 80 hours of FREE family entertainment to look forward to.
We look forward to seeing you on the green!
It is with great regret that committee of Paignton Regatta is announcing that a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 event.
The committee have not come to this decision lightly and it follows the latest guidance for Covid-19 and the step plan to release the current restrictions on movement and gatherings that have been announced by the Prime Minister.
Although some relaxation of restrictions are planned from July that could allow the event to continue, this is by no means guaranteed and will be heavily dependent on the infection rate remaining low. Paignton Regatta works closely with the other Paignton Green events teams and Torbay Council, via the English Riviera Green Space Group (ERGSG) and has also taken advice from a number of informed sources in weighing up our options.
The safety of the general public, as well as the safety of our volunteers and performers must be our primary consideration. At this time we do not feel that we would be able to run our event safely for all the people who come together to make our event successful.
Ken Robertson, the Chairman of Paignton Regatta wants to let all of our supporters know that the Regatta Committee is deeply saddened to have had to cancel the 2020 event.
The Regatta is 173 years old and steeped in the history of Paignton and we understand that our decision will come as a disappointment to you. However, we all feel this is the right decision, both for the safety of our volunteers and the general public. We will now begin planning a bigger and better event for 2021.
We hope you all stay safe over the next year and promise that will see you again in 2021.