134th Buffalo Regatta

A National Regatta Withstanding the Test of Time

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The 134th Buffalo Regatta took place last weekend, the oldest South African national sporting event. Interestingly, the only years the regatta has not taken place were throughout the two World Wars and 2021.

On Tuesday the 15th of February the Open and U16 age groups of the Bishops Rowing Club (BRC), with the addition of the U15’s for the first time on Wednesday the 14th, descended to East London – The Buffalo River. Three gruelling days of competition against the top schools from around the country.

Thursday is Heats Day, a chance to prove your worth and secure a spot in the final on Saturday. Just 6 lanes per final, making the final alone is a triumph. Friday, Selborne Sprints Regatta, was a monumental regatta for Selborne College, marking 150 years for the school and 100 years for the rowing club – making it the oldest school rowing club in the country. It truly is an action-packed day, heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon.

Bishops Rowing Club Results:

Selbourne Sprints:
u15 Oct: Bronze
u15 Scull: Bronze
u15 Double: 4th
u16 4-: 4th
u19 4+: Second

Buffalo Regatta:
u15 Oct: Bronze
u15 Double: Bronze
u16 4-: 4th
u19 2nd 4x+: Silver


Bishops Rowing Club has a number of coaches who too raced on the weekend, setting a great example for the young lads. Such a testament to the sport and how it can be a lifelong passion!

Libby Gross: 1st WA2-
Dannielle Ritson: 2nd WA4-
Oliver Innes: 4th MA2x
Christopher Hale: 2nd MB1x

A Glimpse into the Glory of the Buffalo Regatta