Whitby Regatta




   Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August.


   Participating Amatuer Rowing Clubs 


   Whitby Fisherman's ARC - 4 Market Place, Whitby - facebook.com/wfarc1937 - (01947 606307)


   Whitby Friendship ARC - 136 Church St, Whitby - facebook.com/FriendshipRowing - (01947 604751)


   Scarborough ARC - 29 Foreshore Rd, Scarborough - www.scarboroughrowingclub.com - (01723 361857)




     Volunteers required to assist with the organisation of the weekend's entertainment activities.


     (See "Volunteering" accessed via link at bottom of page)



Regatta Events


Spectacular Fireworks Display




Monday 15th, 9.45pm

Viewing from West Cliff and the West Pier.

We are overjoyed and honoured to be providing the world renowned Whitby Regatta closing fireworks display for 2022. As a local company we fully understand the traditions behind the Regatta and we want to create a spectacular ending to the Regatta weekend. Preparation is well underway for this year’s display and we promise to light up the sky on every level. Starting with our signature whistles to open the show and ending with an unforgettable finale, Illumination Pyrotecnics will ensure this event has a bang that will be heard for miles. 

Web: www.illuminationpyrotechnics.co.uk

Email: info@illuminationpyrotechnics.co.uk


The East Pier will be closed to the public on Monday 15th August to enable the safe set up of the display site. We would request that the maritime exclusion zone is adhered to by all water bourn craft prior to the display, as craft encroaching too close to the East pier could delay or even result in the cancellation of the display for safety reasons.

RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic Display Team

Saturday 13th, 12.30

Viewing from East and West Piers and West Cliff

Regatta Fun Run

Details Awaited

Entry Form (PDF Format)

Last Year's Results (PDF Format)

RAF Battle of Britain Lancaster Flying Display

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th, Time to be confirmed

Viewing from East and West Piers and West Cliff


Rowing Races

Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Monday 15th.

Viewing from West Cliff and the Harbour


Spit and Polish Classic Car Rally

Sunday 14th, from 11.00am

West Cliff - Spa Green

Many elegant cars will be displayed in various classes.

Application Form (PDF Format)

Motor Cycle and Quad Bike Gymkhana

Sunday 14th from 10.00am

Beach near Kyber Pass



Dr Phantasma's Amazing Sideshow


Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Monday 15th


West Cliff


Step Right Up! 

Imagine the impact of seeing a wonderfully colourful and dynamic show. See the Pain-proof Man! See the Fire King blowing huge plumes of fire! Marvel at Miss Elastina twisting and contorting her body! Gasp as Romana ascends the razor-sharp Ladder of Swords! Amazing acts and attractions in one show, for all ages, presented by our unusual collection of strange performers. With an outside stage and colourful banners the show makes an impressive and eye-catching attraction. 


We promise you amazing sights, thrills and laughs.





Van Buren Magic Show & Circus Workshop

Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Monday 15th.

West Cliff

Van Buren Magic Illusion Spectacular “The only show of its kind in the world” After five years performing around the world Andrew Van Buren returns to the UK with a brand new Outdoor entertainment show. 

Van Buren has designed a brand new magical variety illusion show, created especially for outside entertainment & shows, outdoor events, fetes, carnivals, galas, agricultural shows etc. 

The Variety show is a unique mix of the visually highly entertaining and magically baffling which is guaranteed to grab attention, hold and build large crowds & above all be entertaining for the whole family. 

With vast experience of working outdoor events the show has been produced to have appeal for children, teenagers, adults and the older generation too. The audience afterwards will be left discussing just how was it all done? 

Touring with its own custom built Art Nouveau proscenium design outdoor theatre with raised stage which creates a wonderful focal point backdrop and is all fully self- contained. 

These professional performers will provide entertainment with shows crammed with magic, illusions, juggling skills, comedy, escapology, audience participation & a few surprises along the way. 






North Yorkshire Birds of Prey


Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th,  Monday 15th

Crescent Gardens, West Cliff

Located on the edge of one of Britain’s most picturesque and idyllic National Parks, North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey offers an unforgettable and educational range of birds of prey and falconry experiences, courses and displays.

Founded by senior falconers Mark Allen and Mike Kinder, North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey boasts more than 65 years’ collective experience of studying, flying and hunting with eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. 

So whether you’re looking for a gift for a special occasion, an educational day out, an exciting display or a unique falconry experience, North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey allows you to get up close and personal with an array of stunning birds for a truly awe-inspiring encounter you’ll never forget.



Entry Form (PDF Format)


State of Undress


Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th

Pier Bandstand

They’re back! (Well, we just couldn’t keep them away)

Catch them playing their exuberant and infectious fiddle-fuelled music.

State of Undress are an irrepressible super high octane band in the best tradition of bands like Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Jethro Tull.







The Grand Parade

Monday 15th, from 10.00am

A parade of many decorated themed floats will make it's way through the heart of the Regatta celebrations.

The committee is interested in hearing from anyone wishing to take part. Team names and number of attendees need to be supplied to the committee at least one week before the parade.

Fun Fair

Monday 15th, from 10.00am 

Pier Road and West Pier








Whitby Regatta 


Pick a Pen - Capt Cook Area

Kit Car Rally - Spa Green, from 11.00am

White Rose Capri Club Display - Spa Green, from 11.00am

Vintage Japanese Motor Cycle Club Rally - Crescent gardens, from11.00am

Whitby Motor Club Display - Spa Green, from 11.00am

Robinson Cup (Sailing) - Sandsend Bay, 11.30am

Regatta Sail Past & Lifeboat Launch - Harbour, 5.15pm

Solar Viewing (afternoon) - Royal Crescent Road, 2.30pm - 4.15pm

Star Party (evening) - Archery Green, from 8.45pm



Motor Cycle, Quads Gymkhana & Lawn Mower Race - Beach near Khyber Pass, 10.00am

Whitby Scooter Club rally - Crescent Gardens, from 11.00am

Pick a Pen - Capt Cook Area

Tuby's Vintage Commercial vehicles display - West Cliff, from 10.00am

Vintage & Post War Motor Cycles - Crescent Gardens, from 11.00am

Vintage Tractors & Farm Machinery - Crescent Gardens, from 11.00am

Spit & Polish Classic Car Rally - Spa Green, 11.00am

Solar Viewing (afternoon) - Royal Crescent Road, 1pm - 4pm

Star Party (evening) - Archery Green, from 9.00pm



Walking Floats & Fancy Dress (Assemble) - Market Place, 09.30am

Walking Floats & Fancy Dress (Parade) - from 10.00am

Fun Fair Opens - Pier Road Area, 10.00am

Fancy Dress Judging & Prize Giving - 10.45am

Rowing Clubs Prize Giving - Fish Pier, prior to Firework display

Grand Fireworks Display - Viewing from West Cliff & Pier, 9.45pm