Batchworth Boat Rally

For 2024, The Rickmansworth Canal Festival was unfortunately cancelled. However, there was still a smaller event over the same weekend in May, known as the Batchworth Boat Rally, and we rolled out the return of the Batchworth Arena!

Our Arena was open to the public during the afternoon of Saturday 18th May.  We also provided a venue for the visiting boaters only on the evening of Friday 17th May & Sat 18th (access to ticket-holders only on these evenings).

It may be scaled down, but we still entertained large numbers of people with a Bar and BBQ, to accompany the live music. 

Kelly Patterson, Batchworth Arena Coordinator, said “The Canal Festival had been the biggest single fundraiser for the group over the past few years and the devastating news that it was cancelled immediately put Batchworth Sea Scouts fundraising plans at risk. When the Batchworth Boat Rally approached us to see if we would like to help support their event we didn’t hesitate!”