2 towns, 1 river, 5 races, 6 battling bonfires, an armada of joy

After an incredibly hard fought race the Lewes boat Betty and her crew edged the race against the Newhaven gig Amelie by a matter of just a few inches.

Betty cox (and boat builder) Ben Fowler said:
“That truly was the toughest, most superb and closely fought race in my 45 years of competitive rowing . What an honour and a joy!.”

Amelie cox Nikki said:
Right to the very end is was neck and neck. We will be back next year, and we will race just as hard. Congratulations to both Lewes and Newhaven crews for a wonderful race, and a great spectacle. We hope everyone on land enjoyed it was much as we did on the water.”

Both crews already have they’re minds set on next years race.