Fowey Royal Regatta 2018

by Fowey Regatta in Fowey, England, United Kingdom

Fowey Royal Regatta 2018
We did it
On 17th August 2018 we successfully raised £2,865 with 34 supporters in 42 days

Our first foray into crowdfunding, to finance the many events that make Fowey Regatta magical for all who experience her.

by Fowey Regatta in Fowey, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Huge thanks to all who have already donated to help fund this year's Fowey Regatta. 

We set a modest initial target in this, our first year of crowdfunding. The actual bill for all of Regatta's events is considerably higher, so please keep pledging!

Every penny goes towards the artists and contributors who make Regatta an unforgettable week for all the family.

For one week every August, the harbour town of Fowey in Cornwall is taken over by the Regatta. A carnival atmosphere descends and tradition takes over.

Many thousands of visitors descend upon Fowey - plenty on an annual family pilgrimage - to witness and take part in the week of events, from crab-catching to pasty-eating competitions, traditional gig racing to build-your-own-raft then try-not-to-sink-in-it, from the carnival procession to live bands, Punch & Judy, cream teas on hotel lawns, fireworks displays, the Fowey Town Band and their giant pasty, Spot the Stranger in local shop windows, the harbour swim, the crowning of the Carnival Queen, flora dance, hog roast...

It's a lot of events.

Each one planned by a voluntary committee and paid for exclusively by donations from the great British public. That's you, m'dear.

We strive each year to make this Fowey Regatta bigger and better than the last. This summer we have lined up the Red Devils parachute display team, homegrown comedy legend, the Kernow King, and equally homegrown rock gods, King Creature - headlining a week that will take up residence in the memory.

Previously we have shaken collecting buckets among the crowds - and we'll be doing that again, don't worry! - but this year we embrace the future and crowdfunding.

We need your help. Please sponsor an event. We cannot create these memories without you.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£150 or more

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Join Green Cart Farm's Unique Gin Experience

Bag a unique chance to attend a Daily Telegraph-recommended Green Cart Farm Gin Experience, to learn how gin is blended and to create a limited edition Fowey Royal Regatta 2018 gin, which will then be on sale during Regatta Week following Green Cart Farm’s talk on the Thursday. Note this reward priced at £150 is for *two* people.

£10 or more

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Guaranteed Entry to the Pasty Eating Competition

The Pasty Eating Competition on Town Quay is an annual tradition and the limited number of places in the competition are gobbled up quickly (along with the pasties). Sponsor the competition and receive guaranteed entry (one per sponsorship)!

£10 or more

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Guaranteed Entry Gingerbread Man Decorating event

Decorate your own gingerbread man/woman (person?) on Town Quay. Spaces are unfortunately limited as we can only make so many gingerbread people! Sponsor the event to guarantee entry for your child in either the 3-7 or 8-11 age group. Event takes place oat 10am on Thursday of Regatta. One child per sponsorship.

£20 or more

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Guaranteed Entry Fowey Harbour Swim &/or Fun R

Sponsor our 'Sports Package' and receive guaranteed entry to the Harbour Swim & Fun Run - both events sell out fast!

£20 or more

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Guarantee Entry to the T-shirt Painting Workshop

The all-new Cornish Bakery T-shirt Painting event is for children aged 8-16 years and sadly we have only a limited number of spaces available. Guarantee your child entry by sponsoring the event. Each child receives a T-shirt which they paint and take away with them.

£25 or more

Become a Patron of Fowey Regatta 2018

Patrons are the lifeblood of Regatta. Those pledging will receive an early-bird Regatta Programme and acknowledgement of their sponsorship in Regatta promotional material.

£25 or more

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Sponsor the Fowey Regatta Royal Family

This year's Fowey Regatta Royal Family are Carnival Queen Cumara Stevens, Fairy Queen Isabel Richards, Page Arthur Tambling, Fairy Queen Attendant Lottie Tambling, and Carnival Queen Attendant Lilly Walters. Their gorgeous outfits for the Carnival are funded by Regatta donations. Sponsor a Royal and receive social media and print recognition.

£25 or more

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Get Up Close & Personal with Hendra Farm Zoo

Hendra Farm is a licensed zoo based just across the river in Pelynt. They will be visiting Fowey on Tuesday of Regatta Week with a fun animal encounter session for all ages. From reptiles, amphibians and assorted creepy crawlers they also have huge rabbits, diminutive hedgehogs, naked guinea pigs and an enormous tortoise! Sponsor the event for the chance to get up close and personal on the stage with one of these wonderful creatures.

£25 or more

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Guaranteed Premium Seat at Last Night of the Proms

This annual event in the stunning Fowey Church is a traditional crowd-pleaser and the pews are sure to be packed out once again. Sponsor the event to receive a guaranteed ticket - as well as a coveted seat up the front! Plus free flag!

£50 or more

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Sponsor 'Lee Trewhela Presents'

New for Monday night of Regatta, the Cornish Guardian's esteemed music critic, Lee Trewhela, has hand-picked two fantastic Cornish bands, The Rezner and The Flaming Infidels, to showcase local music talent. Sponsor the night and you'll receive social media and print recognition as well as a shout-out from the stage on the night.

£75 or more

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Meet+Greet with Rock Gods, King Creature!

Kindly sponsored by Brown Sugar and Sam's bistro, local heroes King Creature supported Motorhead at the Eden Sessions in 2015 and have risen to rock-god status since. We're honoured that they've agreed to headline Town Quay on Saturday night of Regatta. Claim this reward and you can get to meet the band, plus receive a big-up from singer Dave Kellaway, from the stage on the night!

£75 or more

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Buy Some Love with Not the Beatles

Kindly sponsored by Fowey Hotel, Cornwall's very own Beatles tribute band, Not the Beatles, are this year headlining Town Quay stage. Pledge some money and receive social media and print recognition as well as a shout-out from the stage from 'Paul', 'John' - or if you're lucky, both, on the night! See - money can buy you love!

£200 or more

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Sponsor the RNLI Fowey Lifeboats during Regatta

The RNLI Fowey Lifeboats, Maurice & Joyce Hardy and Olive Two, are always on standby, manned by expert volunteers. With so many yachts taking part in the sailing races, Regatta is a time of extra vigilance. Sponsor the Lifeboats during Regatta Week and receive an exclusive tour of the Maurice & Joyce Hardy for a family of up to four members. Your sponsorship money will be shared equally with Fowey RNLI.

£250 or more

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Sponsor N-Trance's Kelly Llorenna

Tuesday night of Regatta is dance night! Trance-queen Kelly Llorenna of 90s chart sensations N-Trance will play Fowey Town Quay, singing her hits including the iconic Set You Free. Sponsors will receive social media and print recognition as well as a big-up from the stage from Kelly herself!

£250 or more

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Sponsor Kernow King

We're thrilled to have booked Cornwall's greatest stand-up comic to play Town Quay stage on Thursday night of Regatta, with an all-new show. Sponsor the great Cornishman and you'll receive social media and print recognition as well as a big-up from the stage from KK himself on the night.

£250 or more

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Exclusive Fowey Tug Boat Trip

If you've ever witnessed a vast cruise liner or tanker being piloted in and out of Fowey harbour, you'll know the spectacle it is. We're offering one lucky person (must be aged over 18) a trip on a Fowey tug boat or on the Harbour Patrol boat, during the piloting process. Time and date during Regatta Week to be arranged.

£300 or more

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Start the magnificent Regatta Fireworks displays!

Each year Regatta begins and ends with a firework display of epic proportions, which fill the town with whizz, BANGs, ooohs and ahhhs. It simply wouldn't be the same without them. Donate here and you will press the button to start the fireworks display on either Monday 20 or Saturday 25 of Regatta, with your name announced to the expectant crowd.

£300 or more

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Start the grand Saturday Fireworks Finale!

Each year Regatta ends with a firework display of epic proportions, filling the town with WHIZZ, BANGs, Ooohs and Ahhhs. Pledge for this reward and you will press the button to start the fireworks finale on Saturday 25 of Regatta, with your name announced to the expectant crowd. A rare privilege and treat!

£500 or more

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Sponsor the Red Devils

The legendary parachute display team will be touching down at Fowey Regatta this year - one of only five UK displays this year. We couldn't be more excited! Sponsor their display and you'll receive social media and print recognition - as well as a meet and great with members of the Red Devils afterwards!

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