Other Oxford Regattas

A number of minor regattas take place on the Isis stretch of the river Thames each year:

The Isis Winter League (IWL) series – These head races (ie time trials) are held over Michaelmas and early Hilary term. They serve as a benchmark and training goal for senior crews during the primarily novice-oriented Michaelmas term, and serve to get newer rowers a bit of additional race experience before they tackle Torpids.
Nephtys Regatta – Organised by OULRC, this side-by-side regatta takes place the week before Christ Church Regatta each year. With categories for novices and seniors, many novice crews use the race as a warm-up for Christ Church.
City Bumps – Hosted by the City of Oxford Rowing Club, this mini bumps regatta is held each year during the short vacation between Hilary and Trinity terms. A non-contact bumps race in coxed fours, this is a fast-paced little sibling to the Torpids and Summer Eights races.
Oriel Regatta – Organised by Oriel College Boat Club, this side-by-side race takes place just after Summer Eights each year.
Oxford City Regatta – Also hosted by the City of Oxford Rowing Club, this regatta falls during the summer vacation each year and is a weekend-long, side-by-side tournament-style race held under British Rowing rules. It attracts local amateur clubs from across the region.

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