YORK City Rowing Club will today stage their first regatta of the year on the River Ouse - the annual York Spring Regatta.
The event has attracted a record entry of 178 crews, up from last year’s 159 entries, with a bumper junior entry.
The rowers cover a wide age range, from the 13-year-olds to Masters, including the MasH category where rowers are aged at least 75 years.
Crews, two at a time, will race over the 800 metre downstream course from St Peter’s School Boathouse to a finish line between Scarborough Railway Bridge and Lendal Bridge.
The regatta starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm.