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

Ouse the Daddy

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...

Raft Race Results 2017

24 rafts made it all the way. Well done to all involved a truly great day! Position Raft # Organisation Raft name Start Southease Finish TotalTime 1 2 UTC Harbourside TBC 14:20 15:18 15:52 1:32 2 4 BLB Surveyors HMS  Sinksalot   14:20 15:26 16:12 1:52 3 1 Ringmer...

Poem: Ode to the Raft Race

Ode to the Raft Race (Newhaven Regatta) Shining rafts laden On the Ouse at Newhaven Our Regatta has begun What fun! The wind set fair Oars in the air   All gathered on the river for the race.   Spectators throng and cheer “Come on; they’re here” But on the...

Newhaven Mayor Flies the Flag!

Newhaven Mayor, June Dyer herself will be taking part in the Lewes to Newhaven Raft Race! She will be flying the Union Jack, for the theme Britannia Rules Regatta. Once she has completed the long row to Newhaven, along with her motley crew, she will be presenting the...

Ouseday 2017 program now available

You an get the Ouseday 2017 programme from the Tourist office at top of high street or Okley Property at bottom of high street – packed with info, pictures and everything you need to know to enjoy the day, including complete guide to 36 rafts and details about new...

Ouse the Daddy boat race thriller

A THRILLING rowing race will pitch Lewes versus Newhaven in our new Ouseday highlight. Crews in two 30ft long wooden boats will compete over an seven-mile course in a new annual challenge named Ouse the Daddy. On the day you will be able to cheer from the riverbank or...

RECORD 37 rafts are entered in the annual Lewes to Newhaven raft race

A RECORD 37 rafts are entered in the annual Lewes to Newhaven raft race, which will be the central event in Ouseday regatta at Lewes on Sunday July 9, 2017. It is the 42nd annual raft race, where crews in costume paddle seven miles down river against a hail of flour...

REGATTA, IT IS GREAT TA

IT was 40 years in the making, takes 12 months to plan and 12 hours to set up and dismantle. It involves dozens of volunteers, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. And it is all over in four frantic hours. Ouse day is literally one tide of joy. One...

OUSE CRIER: 183 RAFTS!

HEAR YE: Record 183 requests for raft race entry forms, an whole kilometre of rafts laid end to end. Table chairman Liam says: “I’m flabbergasted, and there is still a week to deadline.” ARMADA: Full...