The Regatta has its origins in the friendly rivalry that existed between fishermen, yachtsmen and watermen of the Hamble river, who organised races amongst themselves. During the last century the annual event gained Regatta status with the title SWANWICK, BURSLEDON and WARSASH REGATTA organised by representatives from the three famous waterside villages. Until recently both sailing and rowing races started and finished in Bursledon Pool but due to increase of moorings and traffic in the Hamble River the yacht races for larger craft now take place on the Sunday in the Solent. Classes for sailing dinghies, however,still race on the Saturday and still start and finish at Bursledon.
The Regatta is organised and run by a committee of local people still representing the three villages and relies on the generous support given by well wishers to finance the not inconsiderable expenses involved.The unique family atmosphere of the Regatta has been gently nurtured over the years and we hope you enjoy the experience and will help us perpetuate one of the few traditional village Regattas remaining