Solva Regatta & Raft Race

 Solva Regatta & Raft Race

Solva Regatta

The Solva Regatta has been part of the village calendar for the last 130 years.

There are a range of events to take part in, beginning with swimming races, then some novelty events, swim / row relay, canoe races and the extremely popular traditional rowing and sculling events.

Additionally competitors can enter the blindfold inflatable dinghy race which always causes a few laughs for the spectators. There are cash prizes to be won in every race.

During the day there are plenty of other things happening on the Quayside. The RNLI ladies have a stall where you can purchase lots of RNLI related items. Food and drink can be purchased from Café on the Quay (licensed bar) including hot burgers and sausages straight from the bbq. As well as a ‘Guess the Flag’ competition and ‘Guess the Lifeboat Time’ we also have a very well stocked Raffle which is drawn near the end of the day (some great prizes to be won every year). All this and more on our dedicated Regatta page.

The Regatta is such a fantastic day out for all the family, we plan our holidays around this event every year so we are in Solva!

Mrs K Jackson

Solva Raft Race

The annual Solva Raft Race is now held during the week of the May Spring Bank Holiday. Extremely popular with visitors and locals this is a great event for everyone.

So how does it work?

In short, 10 teams compete with the same equipment supplied, 4 on each team.

Raft Race Building

They have to build a raft in 45 minutes, throw it over the harbour wall into the water, hope it stays afloat, 3 team members race over the harbour to the other side, pick up 4th team member and race back!

First raft to return to quay wall with all 4 team members are declared the Winners!

More information on our dedicated Raft Race page.

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