Water Festival + Cardboard Boat Regatta

A Pirate Theme for the 2022 Bideford Water Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta

Bideford Water Festival 2022 - Pirate Theme

Put the date in your diary for 2022 for a pirate-themed extravaganza on Sunday the 24th July. After two years of Covid restrictions this event will be back bigger and better than ever! 

Start planning your cardboard boat and your costumes, it is wonderful to have something fun to look forward to this summer after so many months of cancellations!

Full details for this year's event will be added to this page shortly so do keep checking back...


This is a fabulous community event that the Rotary Club of Bideford are proud to continue to organise. There are heaps of photos of the last few years' Water Festivals on Facebook. If you have been involved and want to look for picture of yourself or your friends, see: Bideford Water Festival Facebook Page

Battle of the Oars, Bideford Cardboard Boat Regatta

Bideford Cardboard Boat Regatta

Bideford Cardboard Boat Regatta








Bideford Cardboard Boat Regatta






START BUILDING YOUR 2022 BOAT TODAY!

(cardboard available from Atlas Packaging, Roundswell, Barnstaple. Phone 01271 344055 and ask for Phil Sweetland)

   Building model cardboard boats   Model boat building for Bideford Water Festival 

Challenge friends & family to build a cardboard boat then come along and see if they can survive the course! There are prizes for the most entertaining and the best capsize!                                                               Building Model Cordboard Boats for Bideford Water Festival

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA CONSTRUCTION RULES - click here

CARDBOARD BOAT APPLICATION FORM - click here

CARDBOARD BOAT SPONSORSHIP FORM - click here         

FOR TIPS ON HOW TO BUILD A CARDBOARD BOAT - click here


Also follow the Bideford Water Festival Facebook page for updates 



Race Results: 2020 

Race 1 Individual Entries Click here to view Race 1   
Race 2 Family and Youth Click here to view Race 2
Race 3 Club and Organisations Click here to view Race 3






Wonderful Trophies produced by our sponsors Atlas Packaging for the Model Cardboard Boat Race of 2020

Wonderful trophies for the winners of the 2020 Model Cardboard Boat Race

Huge thanks to Seth Conway for editing the videos; The Longest Johns for allowing us to use their fabulous soundtrack; Atlas Packaging UK for continuing to sponsor the event (despite COVID 19) and Bideford Canoe Club for helping fish out all the debris at the end of the race! 

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