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Getting ready for the Row this year 2016!!

Row4AReason is an annual charity rowing event /fun weekend which takes place in the quaint village of Heybridge Basin, Maldon, Essex, and this year will be held on Saturday & Sunday  17th & 18th September 2016, with competitors rowing around the once infamous Island of Northey on Sunday 18th.

Events for the fun filled weekend kick off with a village fete on Saturday followed by Bingo in the marquee next to The Jolly Sailor, during Saturday evening.  The Row itself will be on Sunday (High Water 14.30), with staggered starts from 13.30. We would recommend registering in advance by completing the registration form available here or on the day where forms will be available in the caravan by the Lock.  Registration closes at 12:00 noon on Sunday 18th September.  No boats will be entered as part of the race unless registration forms and disclaimers have been completed and minimum sponsorship of £20:00 is paid.  

100% of all sponsorship money raised is given to our charities so please encourage your friends and family to support you and your fund raising efforts.  

We would also recommend rebooking parking space with us for your boat trailer.  Free parking is available for all vehicles and in order to maximise use of the carpark we have allocated additional space for trailer parking.  Contact us to confirm your requirements. 

Whilst enjoying the spectacle you will also be enthralled with wonderful stalls including hand crafted local treasures, delicious food, chic clothing and of course the local beers and grog………………

Our Pirates of the Blackwater theme will be in evidence and we encourage all competitors and visitors to join in the fun and frolics with eye patches a minimum requirement……aaaaargh!!! 

To date the event has raised in excess of £150,000 for local and national charities. 

The whole emphasis is on fun and the event is open to all reasonably competent rowers. The slowest dinghies take around an hour to complete the course.  On the Sunday we hope to have a table top sale in the marquee next to The Jolly Sailor. Please feel free to enquire about a table (call Jane on 07885 795222) so you can come and sell your bric a brac!

This years charities are:-

Farleigh Hospice, St George’s and Heybridge Basin Community Fund, Dog Rehoming



We report with great sadness the ‘passing on’ of Mac McPherson, our well known and well loved starter/finisher, on 11th September 2015. His presence will be missed by all. Mac-2014