Traders and Exhibitors booking conditions

Bookings are only confirmed once full payment has been received (bookings are on a first come, first served basis). Exhibitor/traders agree, on submitting a booking form, to pay the full cost of the booking type which they have chosen on the booking form. Booking a stall by using the application on our website is a binding legal agreement. Refunds are not available except at the sole discretion of Shanklin Regatta directors. Full balance of payment is required before bookings become confirmed and before Exhibitor/traders enter the event.

Completed Booking forms must be returned  no later than 5th July 2024

Booking forms must be accompanied by the correct and most recent copies of the following:

A copy of your public Liability Insurance

A risk assessment and method statement relative to your pitch

A food Hygiene Certificate (if applicable)

A copy of your Market traders Association card (if applicable)

Risk assessments must categorise risks as low, medium or high.

Method statements must show how risks, other than low risks will be controlled and managed to reduce the risks to low.

Booking forms that are not submitted with the correct insurance, licences, risk assessment and methods statement will not be permitted into the event.

Every effort will be made to avoid duplicate stalls and too many stalls of a similar type, however Shanklin Regatta does not offer refunds in the unfortunate event of such an occurrence.

Should the regatta be cancelled by the directors for any reason outside of the CIC’s Control such as weather your booking fee will be transferred to the following year.

In the event of Exhibitor/traders wishing to cancel a Booking, they will still be liable to pay the full cost of the stall type which they have chosen on the booking form. No refunds will be made. Cancellation must be made by email by the person who booked and has signed the booking form.

Acceptance of Exhibitor/trader, sponsorship and event programme advert bookings are solely at the discretion of Shanklin Regatta. Bookings may be refused to avoid stall duplication or for any other reason at the sole at the discretion of Shanklin Regatta . Reasons for refusal or cancellation will be given if requested.

Any amendments to your booking that involve re-invoicing, may incur an administration fee of £25.


Exhibitors’ / Trader’s responsibilities:

Shanklin Regatta  directors or members will not be responsible in any way for any articles, plant, machinery or object of any kind exhibited on the ground deemed by Shanklin Regatta.

The Exhibitor/traders are responsible for any accidents or injuries to the public caused by their products, display stands or their use of the space allocated to them, and must arrange their own Public Liability Insurance cover and Employers Liability Insurance cover, and have current Food Hygiene and Electrical Safety certificates as applicable. All electrical equipment used must be PAT tested and may be inspected before the event starts.

The Exhibitor/traders shall assume full responsibility therefor, including liability for all claims arising out of the exhibition, handling or housing of such exhibits and the conduct of the stand generally.

Exhibitor/traders are responsible for their own goods at the event and no responsibility is accepted by Shanklin Regatta for loss, damage or financial loss due to abandonment or cancellation of the event due to severe inclement weather or other factors beyond our control or any other factors. Shanklin Regatta will not be able to refund any money taken in advance of the event in any circumstances.

The Exhibitor/traders shall indemnify Shanklin Regatta against all claims, damages or expenses whatsoever in anyway arising out of the presence of the exhibitor or exhibits on the Regatta site.

Acceptance of the foregoing provisions shall be a condition of entry.


Traders and Exhibitors must take out comprehensive insurance against fire, theft and public liability, all other risks including loss of business not only as regards their own property, but also against third party claims.

You must ensure your insurances, licenses, risk assessments and method statements are available to view throughout the event. You may be called on to provide these for examination by IOW Council inspectors and / or Shanklin Regatta H&S representative.

Disclaimer of Liability:

Shanklin Regatta, the directors and its members shall not be responsible whatsoever for any accident, damage or loss (however caused) to any article, person, animal or property brought onto the site or while entering or leaving the regatta grounds. Each exhibitor shall be solely responsible for any loss, injury or damage that may be done to, or occasioned by, or arising from any machinery or person or other article, or any animal, or property exhibited by him/her, and it is a condition of entry that each exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Shanklin Regatta Committee and its members from and against all actions, suits, expenses and claims on account of such damage, injury or loss.

Shanklin Regatta have full and free right to accept entry, to cancel any entry after being made and accepted, to refuse admission to the site of any proposed exhibit and/or order to be removed, at the risk and expense of the owner thereof, any exhibit which has been admitted to the site. There shall be no obligation upon regatta directors to offer any explanation as to the reason for such action and the Regatta shall not incur any liability or responsibility in the matter.

Health and Safety Information

Shanklin Regatta must ensure Health & Safety laws are complied with as such please take time to read the following:

Ensure you have your Risk Assessment and Method Statement for your ride / stall current

Public Liability Insurance, Health & Hygiene Certificates documents available for examination at all times during the weekend

Carry your own fire extinguisher (if applicable)

Observe a 5 mph speed limit whilst on site

Do not move any stall / ride or vehicle once sited. In case of an emergency, please Speak with the Shanklin Regatta Health and Safety officer

Do not block public access routes or emergency access roads

Ensure you are familiar with First Aid, Police and Fire locations

Report all accidents/ incidents to a Regatta Health and Safety officer.

Ensure all stalls / rides are properly secured at all times, in accordance with manufactures recommendations where relevant or applicable particularly inflatables,

Exhibitor/trader are responsible for their behaviour at all times and must ensure that any members of staff or volunteers behave appropriately. Shouting, threatening or unruly behaviour, abusive language, violence, or disrespect in any way to other Exhibitor/trader, visitors, security, medical staff, event staff, event volunteers, the organising team, or any other people within the event, will not be deemed acceptable in any circumstances and anyone who is found to be in breach of this may be subject to eviction from the event at any time with no explanation and no refunds.

Your Rights

Under the Distance Selling Regulations individuals have the legal right to cancel bookings within 14 working days of purchase.

While processing bookings or enquiries, we store Exhibitor/trader details so that we can organise the event and communicate with stallholders about bookings or enquiries. People can also separately opt to have an email address stored so that Shanklin Regatta can keep them updated with news and special offers. In any case, we undertake to store your email address securely in line with the requirements of the UK’s Data Protection legislation. We will use it only internally within Shanklin Regatta and will not disclose it to other organisations except as below. To protect you from receiving unwanted emails, phone calls or junk mail, we shall not pass your email address or other personal contact details on to other companies. If you have given us your email address, but do not want to receive any correspondence from us in the future, please let us know by contacting us. Any details you provide us with will only be used to contact you or to satisfy the purpose for which it was collected.

We use information provided by Exhibitor/trader internally and will only share it with other people or organisations who need to know it for limited purposes as part of working with us in our normal business activities (e.g. payment providers, email newsletter subscription providers, postal companies, venues and the media for event marketing). Such companies and individuals will have access to information needed to perform these functions, but may not use it for any other purposes, and are required to process the data in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection legislation.

Should you wish to be removed from our database please contact us via our website and we will remove your data from our records, and not contact you again.

Charity Collections

NO Charity collections may take place at the regatta as this would be in direct competition with Shanklin Regatta  who will be fund raising for future events.

Set up and Breakdown Information

Any instructions given by Regatta directors or members must be adhered to, this includes change of pitch, and failure to do so may result in being asked to vacate the site. In this case, no refunds will be given.

Traders and Exhibitors will be allowed into site from 08.00am and must be set up no later than 10.15am if you require a longer period of time to set up please contact us via the website

if you require a longer period of time to set up please contact us via the website

Please ensure you have your booking form to show on arrival.

All units and stalls must be sited by a Regatta member member.

Units and Stalls must NOT be brought onto site and left / unhitched unless on their designated pitch, traders may be asked to leave if they cause an obstruction

Traders and exhibitors will be permitted to breakdown from 9.30pm

If you have any concerns, please contact us via the “traders” tab on our website The timings are in place to aid health and safety on site.

All traders must remove their own waste to the bins provided or take with them when they leave the site.

A number of bins will be  located  around the event. Any Trader or Exhibitor leaving any waste or refuse on site (other than in the designated bins) will receive a £500 fine and could be prohibited from attending further Shanklin Regatta events

For the purpose of clarity and for this document, the term : TRADER / EXHIBITOR will mean any Crafter, Trader, Charity, Fairground Ride, Entertainer or any other vehicle, person or article booking or using the regatta grounds for the duration of Shanklin Regatta



This policy will be reviewed annually.

Date: 03/12/20204