Shanklin Regatta is celebrating some exciting news as it relocates to a new location for its 2024. In past years the regatta has always been held on Shanklin Esplanade on what was the old entrance to Shanklin Pier and the surrounding beaches, however now the committee have planned to move the event, 500 yards down the other end of the Esplanade, on what is known as the ”stink pot car park” at the bottom of hope hill.

Lyn Fleming – Chairlady of Shanklin Regatta says:

“Shanklin Regatta is a fun filled free family day that is being held on 8th August. Planning is well underway for the 2024 summer event with some new plans and ideas such as a “market street style” for business and charities to trade from, a “food and drink street” mixed with an entertainment area, with a stage area  for the event compare, live music and a number of other Island based talents, we have also asked for nice weather!!.

Shanklin Regatta will still hold the family free shore sports including tug of war, races, egg and spoon to name a few, this will take place on the Hope Beach with the very kind support from Paul Bailey.

After the 170th year we have listened to feedback from our visitors and have changed the format of what was known as the Beauty Queens and it will now be called the Princess and Princes.

Any traders wishing to apply to have a stand at the 2024 event can apply for a pitch on the following link from the 17th Feb

Volunteers Needed!

We are in need of volunteers to help at the 2024 event to help make it a success! We have a number of roles available both standing and seated positions available

Duties may include:

Shore Sports

Public Safety


On-The-Day Help

Set up & Pack Down

If you can spear the time please drop us a message on or email us for more details. We’ll also invite you to the stewards briefing ahead of the event. If you would like to join the Shanklin Regatta please see the link