5th Zambezi International Regatta

           

Livingstone

14th September 2019

5th Zambezi International Regatta

Rowing champions of the Zambezi!!

The 5th International Zambezi Regatta took place after a series of modern-day regattas introduced by Richard Fishlock, an ex-British Olympian and Oxford University Rower. It was developed by Peter Jones of The River Club, an established lodge on the banks of the Zambezi, on the Zambian side. Fishlock and Jones remain the event organisers alongside new partner Lee-Anne Singh of Image Promotions Ltd.

Previous regattas took place in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2010. Attendees of these regattas included: Oxford and Cambridge university alumni, men and women from leading South African universities (Rhodes, Johannesburg and Cape Town). Brown University, USA, has previously attended the 2007 Regatta.

The regatta takes place on Africa’s first-ever world championship venue.  The regatta course was used in 1910 to host The World Professional Sculling Championships between the World Champion at the time, Richard Arnst from New Zealand, and the British champion, Ernst Barry. It was a marketing coup set by the British South Africa Company to promote business opportunities in the area, in the same way the Southern Province investment EXPO will be doing during the festival. Between 1910 and 1964 several important regattas took place from the Zambezi Boat Club, involving local Zambian clubs, British and South African clubs notably in 1953 and 1955.

Competitors – Rowing

Oxford Alumni – Men and Women. Amongst them are Olympic champions, current international rowers, world champions and International rowing spirit award winners (Click here)

Cambridge Alumni – Men and Women. Amongst them are Olympians, current international rowers and world champions (Click here)

South African/ Zimbabwean Alumni – Amongst them are Olympic Champions, World Record holders, Current International rowers, World Champions and International rowing spirit award winners (Click here)

RowZambezi – A sculling club that carries out rowing safaris in Zambia for good causes. Amongst them are Zambian Scullers from Solwezi, Zambian International rower and notable international rowers (Click here)

 

Competitors – Rafting

Six local rafting teams (men and women) will take part in the event. The final will include the universities in a crossover race.

 

Competitors – Mokoro

Six crews of local fishermen will race in their dugout canoes as they did in the first regatta of 1905.

Major Highlight

His Majesty the Litunga will grace the regatta, marking it the third time in History that the Litunga has been to Livingstone with the Nalikwanda. The last time was 1947 when he met with King George VI at the Boat Club to receive his Knighthood. The first time was to welcome The Prince of Wales in 1925.

2019 results

Rowing Results

Competitors Prize Sponsor Winner
Ladies International Eights 500m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. South Africa
Zesco South Africa
Men’s International Eights 500m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. South Africa
Bushtracks South Africa
Ladies International Eights 2000m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. South Africa
Image Promotions South Africa
Men’s International Eights 2000m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
3. South Africa
PEP Zambia South Africa
Fishlock Trophy Ladies 2000m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
Primary Sponsorship Oxford
Lascelles Zambezi Men’s 2000m 1. Oxford
2. Cambridge
River Club Oxford

 

Rafting Results

Competitors Prize Sponsor Winner
Ladies Raft Sprint 1. Toyota
2. Wild Horizons
3. Zesco
4. Yamaha
5. Mosi
6. Waterberry
Zambia Breweries Toyota
Men’s Raft Sprint 1. Bushtracks
2. Waterberry
3. Wild Horizons
4. Mosi
5. Zesco
6. Toyota
Minor Hotels Bushtracks

 

Mokoro Results

Competitors Prize Sponsor Winner
Mokoro 300m Sprint 1. Toyota
2. Wild Horizons
3. Zesco
4. Yamaha
5. Mosi
6. Waterberry
Livingstone’s Adventures

Wild Horizons

– Friday Silumba
– Bernard Milimba

 

2019 Regatta Gallery

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