Derwent Water Regatta returns

Crow Park, Keswick, 11-12 July 2015

These were our Top 10 Things to try at last year's Derwent Water Regatta. Click here for 2015.

    Kayak family taster sessions

    Kayaks are the most efficient way to paddle through the water. Get to grips with the basics with guidance from the experienced instructors of Nichol End Marine.

    Canoe taster sessions

    Experience the elegance of the Canadian canoe - a great way to see Derwent Water. All sessions start from the lake shore at Crow Park and expert tuition is provided by Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft.

    Paddle Boarding Taster Sessions

    All you need is a good sense of balance! Try paddle boarding with instruction from Derwentwater Marina and PlattyPlus to get a different perspective on the lake.


    Rowing taster sessions

    Why do we row backwards?! All your burning questions will be answered in these taster sessions. You will be joined in the 'yole' by an instructor from Lakeland Rowing Club who will not only be able to stop you crashing into things but will also give you tips on techniques.


    Catamaran Sailing Taster Session

    Always wanted to fly across the water on a catamaran? Treat yourself to an experience like no other, with expert tuition from the experienced folk at Nichol End Marine.


    Sailing taster session

    Get all Swallows and Amazons and sail a dinghy around Derwent Water with expert tuition from the experienced instructors at Derwentwater Marina.


    Bathtub Racing

    Who can paddle the fastest bathtub in the west? Don't worry, we've taped the plughole shut so you won't sink!

    Advice available from the helpful folks at Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft.


    Viking Longboat taster sessions

    Celebrate the Norse heritage of Borrowdale with a chance to sail a square sail viking longboat - it's a completely different experience to sailing a dinghy or a yacht.

    Also available are motorised cruises in the Group Canoe, which seats up to 8 people.

    Both sessions are offered by the knowledgeable and experienced instructors at Platty Plus.


    The Big Adventure

    Theatre by the Lake's Festival of Youth will be performing live at the regatta. Either join in the workshops beforehand to be part of the performance or come along to watch and support these talented young people.